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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 October 2020

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…

SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses

Keeping families up to date with changes is important, along with interesting and informative news items… SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses Disability News Service Easy Read Online Easy News - Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities…

SEND Pre-Diagnosis - Are you Concerned about your child?

As a parent you know your child best and will be aware of how he or she is growing and developing. Sometimes as a parent, you may become concerned about your child’s development and, when this is the case, it is helpful to know who…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated October 2020   

SEND Short Breaks

October Half Term Short Breaks - click HERE to view all the breaks on offer Short Breaks The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-19yrs). In Reading this is delivered through Brighter…