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Second UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Week: 30 April to 6 May 2018

Published 12 April 2018

More than one in ten women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of having a baby and if left untreated, this can have a significant emotional impact on the women suffering and their families. It is vital for women, their…

#HiddenHarm - do YOU see what they see online?

Published 10 April 2018

Thames Valley Police and the NSPCC have joined forces to tackle online child abuse and further equip parents and young people with the tools to stay safe online. Here's how to spot the signs of online child abuse, and what to do if you do.…

Community groups urged to bid for loan sharks’ cash

Published 10 April 2018

Community projects which do any of the following are being welcomed to apply for grants of up to £5,000; Contribute to raising awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks Prevent crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks messages Promotes the work of…

Gain New Skills and Train with The Prince’s Trust

Published 05 April 2018

If you’re unemployed and between 16 and 25, you could meet new people, gain new skills and train with The Prince’s Trust. Introducing TEAM, a 12 week programme where you’ll learn how to work closely with others and come out ready to give your life…

Cancelled: Lambing Event (7 April 2018) at Thrift Farm

Published 03 April 2018

Due to exceptional volumes of rain, Thrift Farm have regrettably announced that the Lambing Event WILL NOT be going ahead on Saturday 7 April 2018.  Thrift Farm apologise for any disappointment caused. Find things to do

Improving Special Educational Needs and Disabilities facilities proposals

Published 12 March 2018

Proposals for improving Special Educational Needs and Disabilities facilities in Buckinghamshire Capital funding from the Government The Government has committed £215 million of capital funding to help Local Authorities (LAs) create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with Special…

Need help with breastfeeding? The Breastfeeding Friend from Start4Life is ready to help

Published 02 March 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a ‘Breastfeeding Friend’ app for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. The new service is in addition to the interactive Start4life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot, accessed through Facebook Messenger, which launched last year, and the Start4Life website. Mums can use the…

"Local authorities do not have enough childcare available" - Childcare Survey 2018

Published 28 February 2018

Each year an annual Childcare Survey is performed based on surveys from local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. These local surveys are then returned to the Family and Childcare Trust who publish the collective results. What is the Family and Childcare Trust? A leading national…

Tax-Free Childcare now available to parents with children under 12

Published 14 February 2018

Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) is now open to all eligible parents with children under 12 (from 14 February 2018). Through an online account, for every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child, or £4,000 for…

Go Givers Programme: Children and Young People Now Awards 2017 Finalist

Published 24 November 2017

The BFIS and Programmes Team were shortlisted as a finalist in  The Youth Volunteering and Social Action category at the prestigious “Children and Young Peoples Now Awards 2017”,  for the “Go-Givers Make a Difference Challenge” working with Buckinghamshire Schools in partnership with the Citizenship Foundation.…