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Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans

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…

Autism

Autism Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.  Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.  If you are autistic, you are…

Autism: the facts

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. On its own, autism is not a learning disability or a mental health problem. But some people with autism have an accompanying learning disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem. Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with…

Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

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…

Health (Local Offer)

Health services for children with special educational needs and disabilities Peterborough has a wide range of health services for children and young people from 0-25 years including GPs, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and hospital services. These services are known as ‘universal’ because they are available to…

Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Mental Health

Mental Health Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

Mental Health - African and Caribbean communities

There's nothing unusual or shameful about mental illness. Most of us have problems at some time in our lives, such as money worries, stress at work or the death of a loved one, which can affect our mental health. Find out how to recognise the signs and where…

A parent's guide to autism

Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's unusual behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a great shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told. Try to…

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