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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…

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…

Financial help if you are disabled

  These benefits are managed and paid by central government. For more information please use the links below that take you to the relevant pages on GOV.UK.

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…

Breaks for children

Please see services below which are aimed for children and young people.

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.

Activities and home learning ideas to do with your children

You and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating. Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development…

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.

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.

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, you may feel isolated or frightened. You may find it hard to make friends or talk to people your age. But you don't have to put up with bullying. To stop the bullying, speak to someone. Asking for help is not…

Help with childcare costs

The government has introduced ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. See the different types of support available below.

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…

Cared for children and care leavers

Care leavers come into contact with a range of services including housing, health, employers and further education; yet they are often not recognised as a priority group for services. Improving how Rochdale Borough Council and partner agencies support young people leaving care is crucial to…

Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub

The Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub is Rochdale’s main front door or main point of access to children’s social care. All concerns regarding a child or young person suffering or at risk of significant harm should be reported.  

Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Rochdale Borough Council provides free early education places up to 15 hours per week for eligible 2 year olds from the term after their second birthday and all 3 and 4 year olds, from the term after their third birthday. Eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to…

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…

Help choosing childcare

When choosing childcare and an early education setting consider your family situation and main reason for needing childcare including: Your child's age. Sibling's schooling arrangements (location, finish times). Your family's work/study (flexibility, location and travel times). Any support you have from family and friends. Your financial situation (remember you…
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