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Secondary schools - access to early help and advice

Schools can be a good starting point if parents or families are concerned about their child, or if a young person has something they’d like to talk about.   Most secondary schools and their partners would be able to offer you direct support, advice or information on…

Section 41 Secretary of State's Approved list of specialist providers

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions.   This new list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some…

Self Employment Opportunities

Self Employment is a real and viable option for disabled people whose condition may fluctuate or affect their ability to work consistent hours.  Local support is offered through Princes Trust and through Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd, who also offer support with workplace visits and interview skills. The Fredericks…

SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act (2014).  The purpose of the Local Offer is to "offer" information in a single place, which can help you find and understand what services you and your family can expect…

SEND Tribunal Single Route of Redress - National Trial

The Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) tribunal is changing Starting on 3 April 2018, the SEND tribunal will have some new powers. SEND tribunal can now look at health and social care concerns too If you have concerns about the education sections of an Education,…

SENDCo Cluster Meetings

The Local Authority (LA) supports the effective collaboration between SENCOs and LA professionals through a SENCO Cluster Programme.  This support through the Cluster Meetings will help SENCOs to enhance the provision for Gloucestershire's children with SEND, in turn raising their attainment and achievement, accelerating progress…

Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool

Brook's highly acclaimed Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool supports professionals working with children and young people by helping them to identify and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. The tool uses a traffic light system to categorise the sexual behaviours of young people and  is designed to help professionals:…

Short breaks for disabled children and young people

Coronavirus Update Due to Covid-19 the following short break providers for CWD are temporarily closed:  Hop, Skip and Jump Active Impact activities – including Of Course we can Events Active Gloucestershire Events All sorts Forest Pulse Spring Centre Glo Active James Hopkins Acorns are not…

Special Schools

A full list of Special Schools can be found by clicking on 'View all Services'. A Special School is only allocated to children whose needs are complex and greater than a mainstream education setting can support, as identified on an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.  An Education,…

Stalking

1 in 6 women and 1 in 12 men have experienced stalking in their lifetime in the UK.   80% of people are stalked by someone they know, most likely by an ex-partner. You can also be stalked by family members, colleagues, acquaintances and strangers. Stalking…
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