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Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale School Nursing Service

School nurses work with school age children and young people up to the age of 20 years, with the aim of ensuring they experience the very best health and wellbeing and can reach their full potential.

HMRC Online Tax and Business Training for childminders

If you are currently working for yourself as a childminder, or are thinking of becoming one, you will need to consider how your self employed business will meet the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for taxation and National Insurance. As a self employed…

How we're reducing family conflict

Rochdale is having a relationship revolution. We're working with partners on reducing family conflict and supporting families earlier so conflict doesn't lead to lasting damage for children, young people and parents. We've trained over 600 frontline staff so far to give them the skills to…

Mental Wellbeing while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those…

NHS Social Care and Support Guide

This guide is for you or someone you know if they need help with day to day living because of an illness or disability, it explains your options and where you can get support.

Non-Maintained Special Schools (NMSS)

NMSS are schools the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996. To read this section of the Education Act please see the government website (external link). Usually children and young people attending these schools will have an…

Practitioners

This part of the website is for practitioners to access a range of information and resources relevant to their work with children, young people and families. Although some of the information is available to all, please ensure you log in to allow further information to be shared in a…

Private Fostering

A private fostering arrangement is one where children under the age of 16 or 18 in the case of disabled children, are cared for and provided with accommodation in the carer’s own home, by a carer who is not their parent or a close relative…

Rochdale Boroughwide Early Years Settings Offer

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Safe After School Campaign

The Safe After School campaign is a new campaign launched to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities. Clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun, but…

Secretary of State Approved Institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014, allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of…

Starting Primary School

The first key transition is when your child moves into reception class at primary school. Many children will be supported by the Early Years Team with this move into primary school or a special school. List of Primary Schools Apply for Primary School Place (external link)

Starting Secondary School

When moving from primary to secondary school you will receive help and support from the Schools Admissions Team and the EHC Assessment and Review Team.

Studying in the UK as a disabled student

In the UK, there’s no reason for disabled students not to pursue higher education. Despite still being very challenging to study as a disabled person, significant improvements have been made and universities are equally accessible to everyone. UK universities have a legal obligation to ensure disabled students get…

Support for families during Covid-19

We would like to say a huge thank you to families for staying at home and staying safe during these unusual circumstances. We appreciate how difficult this can be especially if you live with children and young people. We are here to help. There is…

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

The statutory guidance in this document is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure all children with medical conditions, in terms of both…

Testing and Tracing for Coronavirus

Please see the Rochdale Council website for up to date information about getting tested and local contact tracing. COVID 19: Get tested and local contact tracing (external link).

Training Membership

Our Membership Scheme offers discounts on all training courses, find out more below.

What to do if my child is unwell

Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. This resource aims to help you understand what to do and who to ask in a number of situations; including…

Work, Health and Skills Team

There are a range of services available, please see below for the different types of information and support.
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