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What is SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)?

What is SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)? Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may…

What is Sensory Impairment

What is sensory impairment?   Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal.  Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have…

What is the Role of a SENCo

What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN…

What is Vision Impairment?

What is Vision Impairment? Many people have some type of visual problem at some point in their lives. Some can no longer see objects far away. Others have problems reading small print. These types of conditions are often easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.…

Working and caring

Although working alongside caring can be difficult to juggle, it does ensure you have a life outside your caring responsibilities which provides different challenges, the chance to meet/stay in contact with other people and some financial stability. Should I give up work? Many carers feel…

Wraparound & Holiday Childcare, Parent and Childcare Provider ‘Rights to Request’

Wraparound and holiday childcare is important for working parents, where there is a lack of childcare, parents or childcare providers have the "Right To Request" with their school.   Page reviewed January 2022  

Young Parents

Useful information for soon-to-be and new parents Regardless of how young or old we are, we all need a bit of help or advice when it comes to having children and bringing them up. Young Parent Drop-In | Reading Services Guide ~ not running at the moment, contact Sue…

Young People

The following organisations support young people in finding Careers, Employment & Training  Page reveiwed February 2022    

Young People & Mental Health

The emotional wellbeing of children and young people is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Please see below,…

Young People with SEND who are in Custody

This protocol briefly outlines the key requirements and sets out roles and responsibilities locally. The SEND code of practice should be used for detailed guidance on the application of these duties in each case. SEND Code Of Practice - January 2015 Full protocol can be…