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Support, Advice and Information for Parent Carers and Carers (Local Offer)

As parents and carers, we tend to focus on meeting the needs of our children, young people and family members.  This section of the SEND Information hub (Local Offer) is all about support and information that may be of use to you as carers. You…

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)

Staying Safe 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…

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…

Money and Benefits (Local Offer)

Money and Benefits If you have disabilities you may be able to claim some money from the Government to pay for your housing or support. There are a number of places you can go for advice and information. The Gov.uk page on benefits is a useful…

0-25 Disability Social Care (Local Offer)

0-25 Disability Social Care Children and young people with disabilities have the same rights as others.  We want to make sure that they and their families have the social care information, guidance and support, where needed, to help them meet their potential. Every child, young person…

Preparing for Adulthood - Independent Living (Local Offer)

Preparing for independence Thinking about and preparing for growing up and adulthood is something that happens throughout children and young people’s lives.  If the young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Preparing for Adulthood outcomes must be part of their EHCP from Year 9…

Preparing for Adulthood - Employment (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood - Employment Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want. There are a…

Homes Not Hospitals (previously Transforming Care) Local Offer

What is homes not hospitals care? Transforming Care can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support in your community.  This is to try to…

CQC and Ofsted Inspection of SEND (Local Offer)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of our local area between in June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services…