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Checklist when choosing a service or activity

The questions below may help you decide if a club, activity or service is likely to be well run and safe. The person named as the contact for each club, activity or service should be able to give you the answers. 1. Do you have…

Childcare

30 Hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds: find out more here   With good quality childcare your children will learn, develop and play alongside other children which will benefit them, and the whole family, for years to come.  Knowing that your children…

Childcare Funding

Depending on the age of your child and your family circumstances, you may be able to get some help towards the cost of early learning and childcare.  There is a booklet "Getting help with paying for childcare" on the right hand side which goes in…

Concerned about a child or young person?

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. The signs of child abuse are not always obvious, and can vary depending on the type of abuse. If you are worried or concerned about anyone under the age of 18 who you think is being abused or neglected, then…

Early years childcare funding for children with SEND

If your child is aged two and is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and/or has a My Plan+, they are entitled to FREE early learning at a nursery, childminder, playgroup or children's centre.  The place is for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks…

Easy read guides for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Easy read is an accessible way of writing information for people with a learning disability.  Because easy read documents are written in simple language they work for eveyone not just people with a learning disability.  The easy read guides will help children, young people and…

Education - School Admissions

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 18 are entitled to a free place at a state school.  In Gloucestershire, children are able to attend Reception Class the September following their fourth birthday and parents will be contacted in the previous November…

Education and Training

What do you want to be when you leave school?  It's never too early to start thinking about your future! We continue to learn when we leave school.  This might be at college or training to do a job. Click on the green bars below…

Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)

If a parent, young person or a school/college asks the Local Authority to carry out an EHC needs assessment, they must receive a responce to their request within 6 weeks.  To complete the EHC needs assessment, evidence must be gathered from a number of key professionals…

Employment & Money

Dealing with your household finances can often be a daunting task but there are a number of services and organisations who can help and support you. Many parents now look to continue work and family life.  Whether you are returning to/starting work, looking to retrain…
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