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My Profile

'My Profile’ templates come in a range of styles to appeal to different tastes and age groups.  Children and young people are free to choose the template that most appeals to themWhen using forms for electronic completion, you will need to download the "My profile..." document…

My Progress Chart

The main purpose of Progress Charts (previously referred to as a Family Radar) is to help measure improvements over time and provide a visual representation to the child/young person/parent/carer.  You can use the Progress Charts with a My Plan or My Assessment and My Plan +…

NHS services - early access to help and health advice

When families, parents or young people are worried about health and wellbeing issues a first approach might be to speak to your GP, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Public Health Nurse or Community Midwife.  There are a number of advice websites and information sheets provided by the NHS on issues such as: Healthy weight (from…

Notification of Early Help

The local authority, together with partners across Education, Health, Care, Police, Housing and the voluntary & community sectors must work together to provide a cohesive Early Help offer to children and their families but we cannot know the extent to which agencies are providing Early…

Nursery Education Funding - guide to 15 hours free for all 3 and 4 year olds

Understanding Funding for 3 and 4 Year Olds Funded free early years places are available for three and four year old children from the term after their 3rd birthday, for up to 15 hours a week. Child's Birthday                      Funding Entitlement starts 1 January to 31…

Ofsted and CQC Joint local area SEND inspection in Gloucestershire

A Joint Ofsted and CQC local area SEND Inspection was carried out in Gloucestershire in June 2016, to judge the effectiveness of the local area in implementing the special educational needs and disability reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. Inspectors spoke with…

Ofsted Inspections of Childminder & Childcare Providers

If you would like to read the latest Ofsted Early Years Inspection Reports for childminders or childcare providers, click here.

Parenting

Being a parent isn’t always easy which is why the glosfamiliesdirectory is here to help.  There are a wide range of organisations available both across Gloucestershire and nationally, who provide advice and support to families and/or those professionals working with them. Searching by keyword will…

A Parents' Guide to Mobile Phone & Internet Safety

Download our free guide on how to keep the family safe while using mobile phones and the internet.

Post-16 Education

There are many options available to young people for post 16 education and training.  Providers of post 16 education and training must ensure that they give the right support to their students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  Support should be aimed at preparing…
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