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Centres for disabled children & young people

There are three centres for disabled children and young people across the Bi-borough. Click on one of the centres below to find out more about what they offer and how you can access it. St Quintin's Centre for Disabled Children and Young People Tresham Centre…

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…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

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…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Church Street Youth Voice Event – Tuesday 14th December 2021

Church Street Youth Voice Event – Tuesday 14th December We are re-launching our Church Street Youth Voice sessions. An initiative for young people 11+  from the Church Street Ward to get involved and have a say in issues that matter to them, please see flyer attached.