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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 on Norovirus to share with parents

The attached document is provided by Public Health England and give all childcare providers information on dealing with the Norovirus.

Information Sharing and Consent

In the majority of cases when working with a child and/or family, it is necessary to secure their consent so that their information can be shared with other professionals to ensure timely access to the right services and support. It must be explained to a…

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…

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…
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