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Understanding Children and Families' Lived Experiences

This section provides practitioners with resources to help build a picture of what life is like for the child/young person (CYP). It is important for the practitioner to understand from a CYP’s perspective what their day is like and how this can impact their wellbeing.…

Understanding Feelings and Emotions

This section provides practitioners with resources to help the child/young person (CYP) express their feelings and emotions to an adult with whom they have a trusted relationship. At times it is difficult to name the emotions being felt and talk about how they can make…

Using the Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support

The Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Targeted Support is Gloucestershire’s Early Help assessment and planning process which provides support to practitioners working with children, young people and families. Applying a graduated approach allows the provision of the right level of support at the right…

What is Tax-Free Childcare? - Information for practitioners

Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents will be able to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2,…

What is the Local Offer?

Gloucestershire County Council has a legal duty to publish a ‘Local Offer’ that lists all the activities, opportunities and support services available to families who have disabled children and young people aged up to 25.  It must include information about education, health and care provision…

What SEN Support can I expect from my child's school?

Gloucestershire County Council wants as many children as possible to attend their local mainstream school within their own community.  Schools are allocated funding for pupils identified with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  Gloucestershire County Council expects this funding to be used to provide support…

Why Relationships Matter

Whether you're together or separated, disagreements are completely normal. But evidence shows that regular conflict has a big impact on your children. Conflict might look like: a lack of warmth or emotional connection shouting and swearing at each other not accepting the outcome of arguments…

Working Together to Support Children and Families

"If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action"(Keeping Children Safe in Education, HM Government September 2020). Children and…

Young People's Local Offer Feedback

The Local Offer: One Year On Each comment on the Local Offer in the first year, and our response, can be found below. Young people's comments were mixed on how much they like or dislike the way the Local Offer looks. We know that we…
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