Families Information Service (FIS)

  1. Domestic violence and abuse (Adults)

    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 can also include coercive control.…
  2. 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…
  3. Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

    What is sensory impairment? The term sensory impairment means a diagnosis of: Vision impairment Deafness or hearing loss Multi sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed vision and deafness or hearing loss with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory…
  4. Money and Benefits (Local Offer)

    Money and Benefits If you have disabilities you may be able to claim some money from the Government. This might be to pay for your housing or support. There are places you can go for advice and information. The Gov.uk page on benefits is a useful…
  5. Ofsted and CQC 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 local SEND services in June 2019. They looked at the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014. This Act placed new duties on local health,…
  6. Autism (Local Offer)

    Autism This page is about Autism. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition how a person interacts with other people patterns of restricted,or repetitive behaviour how a person processes sensory information Autism is not a learning disability or a mental illness. Autistic people can have other needs,…
  7. Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme (Local Offer)

    What is the Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme? The Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme (formally 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…
  8. Neuro Developmental Disorders (Local Offer)

    Neuro Developmental Disorders Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities in the functioning of the brain. This can affect a child's behaviour, memory or ability to learn. The disorders include dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.   'Neurodiversity' is a term that refers to the natural differences between people. It can be…
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