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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…

Recalled baby milk formulas “Similac Alimentun” and Elecare Similac”!

Recalled formulas “Similac Alimentun” and Elecare Similac” These products, normally prescribed for babies with cow’s milk allergies have been recalled due to a potential presence of additional pathogens (Salmonella/Cronobacter Sakazakii) The batch numbers and expiry dates are as detailed in the link below. https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-11-2022-update-1 We…

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…

SEND - Support in school and further education

Children and young people with SEND may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age. If you think your child may have special educational needs, speak…

SEND Activities in Reading and Surrounding areas

SEND Activities in Reading and Surrounding areas. You can also sign up for the SEND Local Offer Newsletter, published three times a year which is full of information on short breaks, activities, support, news, and much more…. Please email to register localoffer@reading.gov.uk Links to SEND…

SEND Definitions - Areas of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities

The related links on this page will provide guidance of some of the SEND definitions that are commonly asked about by parents/carers and professionals. Updated May 2022

SEND Employment

Employment Leaving school and moving into adult life can be an exciting and challenging time for young people and their parents, with lots of changes and choices to be made about the future. If your son or daughter has a special educational need and/or disability,…

SEND Guide for Parent Carers

A quick and easy guide for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needsand/or disabilities (SEND). This guide has been put together with parent carers, in partnership with other services, to help families access information on local SEND services for children, young people with…