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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Pre-Schools

Pre-Schools provide sessional hours, generally during term time. To find out more please see below. Last reviewed June 2021.

Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Find out more about Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The information below will describe the health, social care and wellbeing needs of people who live in our area. Reviewed February 2021

Reading Carers Card

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour. Reading Mencap…

Reading Families' Forum (RFF)

Reading Families’ Forum are the local parent carer forum. Our board of trustees and steering group are all volunteers and have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities ourselves. We understand what it is like to care for a child with additional…

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (SENDIASS)

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS)- The service was formerly called the Parent Partnership Service. It offers free confidential and impartial advice and support to Reading parents and carers who have children (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disabilities.…

Reading Play

After School Clubs & Holiday Playclubs Reading Play After School Club and Holiday Playclubs are full childcare facilities for children aged 4 years old (in full time education) to 12 year old (up to their 13th birthday). Children are fully supervised within an open play…

Reading Schemes

Time to Read Helping your child get off to a good start with reading when they first start school is very important. Each year the Government supports this national scheme by giving a copy of a well known children's book to 4-5 year olds soon…

Registering At Your Local Children's Centre

To find out more about why to register with your local children's centre take a look at the Children's Centre Booklet. Click to view the Children Centre booklet     Last reviewed October 2021

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Safeguarding means looking out for and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable, or may be at risk of harm. If you think that someone is at risk, you must raise an alarm. Everyone can make a difference. Abuse can be: Physical…

SEND - Family Finance

Family Finance aims to inform and educate families, leading to their greater financial well-being and consequent improvements in lifestyle. At a time of huge change to the benefits system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high-quality and…