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Bi-borough Short Breaks Parenting Programme

The Bi-borough Short Breaks Service offers a range of parenting support groups and training for parent/carers. Please look at our training calendar which lists all upcoming courses and workshops. Please see the below links for online videos you can do with your child or young person…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Budgeting Loans

You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like furniture, clothes, moving costs or hire purchase debts. The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. Budgeting Loans are interest-free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally have to repay the…

Busy2s - free early education for 2 year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

Changes to primary school assessment for pupils with the most complex needs

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that, from 2020, primary school pupils with the most complex needs will have their attainment measured using a new approach better able to reflect their progress.  A limitation of the ‘P scales’, currently used for all students in…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is for people who are bringing up children. It is paid for each child and your earnings or savings will not affect your claim. You can claim Child Benefit if you are bringing up a child in the UK who is:  aged under…

Child development

Babies and children change quickly, to help you understand the developmental steps your child will go through the NHS has created a timeline illustrating each of the steps, this can be found at via the link on the right.

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…