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Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update  This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

Pre-Schools

Pre-Schools provide sessional hours, generally during term time. To find out more please see below. Last reviewed June 2022.

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 December 2021

Reading Carers Card

You may be eligible for a carers card. Carers cards help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re out and about. Carers cards are free for unpaid carers…

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 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…

Ready for Parenthood Campaign

#ReadyforParenthood Our #ReadyforParenthood campaign aims to support new parents, running across local authorities, NHS organisations and local support groups. Each month focuses on a different aspect of being a parent: Attachment and developing a relationship with your baby Checking your vaccinations are up to date…

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…