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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 funded education for all 3 and 4 year olds

Understanding Funding for 3 and 4 Year Olds Funded 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 March              Summer…

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 Glosfamilies Directory 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 at…

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…

Practitioner Resources and Contacts

Within the Contacts section you will find quick links to important Gloucestershire County Council and NHS contacts by clicking on the Contacts tab.  There is also a list of services who provide useful resources available to practitioners, such as toolkits, lesson plans, downloads, templates or literature.  Simply…

Preparing For Adulthood

Growing up and becoming an adult is known as Preparing for Adulthood or PfA for short.  There are 4 areas of PfA which are improtant for everyone growing up.  These are: Education, training and employment  Independent living Having friends and being part of your community…
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