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Home Alone

If you are wondering whether it's ok to leave your child at home by themselves, have a read of our handy guide in the Download section to help you decide. There is no legal age limit for children to be left alone, but parents can…

Home Education

Home education In England, the law states that the responsibility for a child's education while they are of compulsory school age (currently 5-16 years) rests with their parents. While most children attend the local state school, a significant number will be educated outside the state system in…

ICON - Babies Cry, You Can Cope

What is abusive head trauma? ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ Child Abuse Catastrophic injuries: Bleeds in the brain and behind eyes Fractures Babies can be shaken, thrown or hit It affects approximately 24 of every 100,000 babies admitted to hospital each year Research suggests 1 in 9…

Information for Childcare Providers

If you are not yet registered as a childminder but are interested in finding out more, please look at the Useful Information at the bottom of the page. By clicking on "Introduction to Childminding" you will find all the information you will need to know,…

Information for SENDCOs

New guidance for parent carers around support available to help care for children with additional needs during the Covid-19 crisis click here There is a wide range of information available for SENDCos, which can be found online by clicking HERE. In addition, the Gloucestershire Guidance…

Introduction to Childminding

If you are thinking about a career as a Childminder, here is the information you will need to decide whether it is the career for you and what the first steps will be. The documents on the right hand side of this page will give…

JSNA - Children and young people (0-24 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Needs Analysis

The purpose of this needs analysis is to bring together and analyse all the relevant Health, Education and Care data about children and young people in Gloucestershire who are aged 0-24 and have special educational needs (SEN) or are disabled. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is…

Keep Safe Training

Professionals often ask about 'Keep Safe' training and resources available for them to use.  Keep Safe work can be about personal safety, online safety, risk of harm or exploitation, and making healthy decisions so we have linked some useful services on this page.  The services here…

The Key – Gloucestershire’s Disabled Children and Young People’s Register

What is The Key – Disabled Children’s Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities (birth to 25 years) who live in Gloucestershire. Why do we have a register and what is is used for? The Children’s…

Lead Practitioner Support

In Gloucestershire, we believe that families are best supported by those who are already working with them, with additional support from local partners arranged as needed. Those who know the children and families are often best placed to open the support with the family but…
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