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Early Help Forums

The Early Help Co-ordinators from each locality arrange a forum three times a year for the Lead Practitioners in their area. These forums provide an opportunity for practitioners to hear guest speakers presenting useful information from agencies who can support children and families. The forums…

Early Help Funding

Early Help Funding is a small resource of money available across the county to support Lead Practitioners in the community to be creative with commissioning services for children and young people in order to meet short term needs identified in a My Plan or My Plan+.…

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

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 development, their behaviour or a specific disability. It…

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 - 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…
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