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Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans (Local Offer)

Assessment and Education Health and Care Plans The SEND Code of Practice 2015 is very clear in its advice that the majority of children and young people with SEN or disabilities will have their needs met within local early years settings, schools or post 16…

Local Offer Parent Carer Participation

This page has been set up in response to parents who have requested their own page on the Local Offer, where they can find information on a range of areas and where they can interact. We are unable to make this page interactive at the…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Carers' assessments: what happens next

After a carers' assessment, your council will contact you about its decision. If you have "eligible" needs, your council will talk to you about what help might be available. This will be based on the information you gave them during your assessment. If you do not have…

Your baby's weight and height

Steady weight gain is one of the signs that your baby is healthy and feeding well. It's normal for babies to lose some weight in the first few days after birth. Your baby will be weighed during their first two weeks to make sure they're…

Information on childcare and funding available

Information on childcare and funding available For information about available childcare and funding please visit the childcare funding pages

Staying Safe (Local Offer)

Parents of young children know all too well the importance of thoroughly childproofing the home. However, for parents of children with learning, social and behavioral issues, safety is a particularly pressing concern regardless of the child's age. Parents must modify their children's environment to promote…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.  Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional, economic and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.   It call also include coercive…

CQC and Ofsted Inspection of SEND (Local Offer)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of our local area between 3 -14 June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services providing for children and young people with…

Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

What is sensory impairment? The term sensory impairment means a diagnosis of: Vision impairment Hearing impairment  Multi sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed vision and hearing impairment with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory Loss or…
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