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High Needs Consultation Update: Helping Children and Young People Learn and Succeed

Following the consultation that took place over the summer, relating to the changes we need to make to the way we allocate funding and support families more effectively, we wanted to thank everyone who took the time to contribute ideas and feedback on the questions…

Higher Education information for students with disabilities (SEND)

What is higher education? Higher education is the next step on from further education.  Studying at university or college, you'll work towards one of a range of qualifications such as a degree - for example a BSc - foundation degree or a diploma/certificate of higher education.…

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 SENDCOs

New guidance for parent carers around support available to help care for children with additional needs during the Covid-19 crisis click here Gloucestershire Guidance booklet for practitioners is now available for you to download to the right of this page. Below we have broken down…

Information Sharing Guidance

Governement advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

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…
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