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Bereavement Information and Support

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss.   Grief doesn’t have…

Bereavement Information and Support - Coronavirus Specific Support

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a family member or friend.  It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss. Grief doesn’t have a timeline.…

Concerned about your child aged 5-18?

If you are worried that your child is not making the progress you think they should, then what should you do? Speak to your GP (doctor), school nurse or the Specialist Health Visitor at the Early Years Centre.  If they cannot help you themselves, they can refer…

COVID-19 Survey for parents and carers of children with SEND

Checking in and next steps: COVID-19 survey for parents and carers of children with SEND We are keen to hear from parents and carers of children and young people with SEND about how their families are, and whether there is anything we can do to…

Frequently asked questions about children's development

Here are some frequently asked questions about the development or progress of babies, children and young people, and who to ask for help. My child is under 5 years old, not at school, nursery or playgroup. I have concerns about their development/progress. My child is under…

Home Adaptations

Advice and support about adapting your home is available from several sources. The Disabled Facilities Grant can help towards the cost of adapting your home.  To get this grant, you or your child will need to be assessed by a specific  Occupational Therapist.  Can’t find what…

Hot Topic "Keeping Safe" Wiki

This month's Hot Topic is a public Wiki about Keeping Safe.  It sets out in simple words and pictures,  what abuse is, who can help stop it and how to report it. Click on the image to visit the Wiki. This Wiki was created thanks to great support…

Identifying and assessing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Concerns about difficulties and additional needs may become apparent from a very early age or at any point in a child or young person’s life. Medical needs may be identified from birth and picked up by hospital professionals while other developmental concerns may become apparent…

Keeping children and young people busy during the Coronavirus Outbreak

National Information  If you, or someone you know, is in need of support during this time, please see our information about the Community Hub. A daily timetable resource for parents and carers - here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily…

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

A guide to managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children. Every Local Authority has a statutory responsibility to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who is responsible for co-ordinating the response to concerns that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children may have…