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A child or young person who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) may need some extra help to get the best out of their education and learning. A child or young person with SEND can usually be supported from the resources which early year’s settings, schools, and colleges have available to them (SEND Support). However, some children or young people with very severe and long-term needs may require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by Brighter Futures for Children.
The advice pages below and the searchable records within "View all Services" explain what early years settings, schools, and colleges can provide for children with SEND and what specialist facilities, including special schools, are available.
Reviewed August 2023
SEND Support in mainstream schools
SEND Support in mainstream schools - This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children with special educational needs (SEND).
Accessibility Strategy 2023 - 2025 - Brighter Futures for Children
Click here BFfC Accessiblity Strategy 2023-2025 view the document.
Information for professionals - School Effectiveness Service BFfC
The School Effectiveness team provide an extensive range of bespoke services and training to all maintained, academies, free and independent schools. We are also involved in key projects with schools to improve standards and outcomes for pupils in Reading.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services and training we provide, please contact the School Effectiveness Service on 0118 937 4988 or email email@example.com.
To find out more click here to view the informaiton on the Brighter Futures for Children website
Information for professionals - Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) BFfC
Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) guidance
These pages have been produced by Brighter Futures for Children to provide good EBSA guidance to educational settings in Reading. The content is based on the current evidence-based literature, best practice and information sourced from Educational Psychology (EPS) services across the UK. We particularly acknowledge Sheffield EPS, Staffordshire EPS, Lancashire EPS, West Sussex EPS and Kirklees EPS.
To find out more click here to visit the Brighter Futures for Children website
Parent Guide to School Attendance FAQs - BFfC
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) have put together a Parent Guide to School Attendance FAQ' (September 2023) - click here to view the document.