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What to do if child unwell

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) Fact sheets - Would you know what to do if your child is unwell or injured?  A range of fact sheets have been specially designed to help parents or anyone who looks after a child. They will advise what to do, to look after a poorly child who needs urgent healthcare, and where to get the best help. The factsheets are available on the website here.

Find more information about a range of common childhood ailments including:

Bites and stings

Breathing problems

Burns, scalds and electric shock

Colds and flu

Diarrhoea and vomiting in under 5s

Earache

General illness in children

Nosebleed

Rashes and skin problems

Urinary problems

More information is available on NHS Choices.

NHS 111 also offers advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can tell you where to go if someone, particularly children, has experienced a bang to the head, a sprain or an unexplained rash. This service is really useful over bank holidays when pharmacies and GPs may be closed. All the caller has to do is dial 111 to talk to the NHS.

For persistent illnesses, people should make an appointment to see their local GP.

News

Child Sexual Exploitation - Chelsea's Choice & Crashing

We are holding two FREE evening performances based on Child Sexual Exploitation. One performance of 'Chelsea’s Choice' and one performance of 'Crashing'. Please click on this link for more details.

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here