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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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East Reading Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams  Click…

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP)

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) Reviewed - January 2021 Updated - January 2021

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) - Annual Review Process

This page explains the EHCP - Annual Review Process. The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has produced this short animation to explain the Annual review process. Information about Annual Reviews can be found in the SEND Code of Practice (2015) 9.166 – 9.185. Updated -…

EHC Needs Assessment - Timeline - Reading Guide for Parents & Carers

Reading’s Criteria for Starting an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment for a Child or Young Person  Introduction: These criteria, which are used when considering a request to start an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment, should be seen as a guide as each child/young…

Exclusion from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion is when a headteacher decides that a child is not allowed to attend school. It may result from a series of incidents or from one very serious incident. There are three types of exclusion: lunchtime exclusion – used when a…

Family Finance

This page has information on where to find out more about the benefits /funding available for families, also organisations that can help advise families on the benefits that may be available to them. Last reviewed April 2021.

Flu Campaign 2020

Protect yourself and your family from flu this winter. Flu is a highly contagious and unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant for generally healthy people, but can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including the very young, older people, pregnant women and…

Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2021.

Further (Post 16 years) & Higher Education

This section deals with the compulsory education requirements until a young person is 18 years and the continuing education that is available after this age.   Page reviewed December 2020

General Information For Parents

Parents? Family Lives a national family support charity provides help to families who are struggling. There is advice on all aspects of family life also a parent helpline. www.familylives.org.uk Dad Developed in partnership with Fathers Direct, Dad aims to give all UK fathers access to all the information they'll…