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Early Help Practice Guidance

This document aims to provide guidance to the whole range of practitioners working with and supporting children, young people and families in Gloucestershire. Early Help is a key element of safeguarding and as such is everyone’s responsibility. While at times it may involve referrals to…

Early Help Request for Support/Consent Forms

You can find a REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FORM here. This form will only be accepted in conjunction with a signed Consent to Share Information form To the right of this page you will also find the Information Sharing Leaflet which parents may like to see.

Early Years

Further Information for Providers can be found HERE Children grow and develop far greater between the ages of 0-5 than in any other time in their lives.  This period of growth can for some children highlight challenges, whether this is around a child’s rate of…

Early years childcare funding for children with SEND

If your child is aged two and is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and/or has a My Plan+, they are entitled to FREE early learning at a nursery, childminder, playgroup or children's centre.  The place is for a maximum of 15 hours a week…

Early Years, Education and Childcare

The Early Years is a crucial time of development for all children.  Choosing the right type of childcare, or early learning opportunities is an important decision for parents to make.   You will find useful information about the various childcare options, as well as details of funding which may be…

Easy read guides for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Easy read is an accessible way of writing information for people with a learning disability.  Because easy read documents are written in simple language they work for eveyone not just people with a learning disability.  The easy read guides will help children, young people and…

Education - Local Offer

Getting Support in School The Children and Families Act (2014) introduced many changes to support for young people in Education with Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND). In Gloucestershire, there is a graduated pathway to support all children with additional needs, this includes the MyPlan, MyPlan+ and the Education Health…

Education - School Admissions

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 18 are entitled to a free place at a state school.  In Gloucestershire, children are able to attend Reception Class the September following their fourth birthday and parents will be contacted in the previous November…

Education and Training

What do you want to be when you leave school?  It's never too early to start thinking about your future! We continue to learn when we leave school.  This might be at college or training to do a job. Click on the green bars below…

Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)

If a parent, young person or a school/college asks the Local Authority to carry out an EHC needs assessment, they must receive a responce to their request within 6 weeks.  To complete the EHC needs assessment, evidence must be gathered from a number of key professionals…
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