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ORDINARILY AVAILABLE statement - Provision the local authority (BFfC) expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers & SEND Support in Mainstream Schools

Statement of the special education provision expected to be ordinarily available in Reading settings, schools and colleges for children with special educational needs and/or disability aged 0 to 25 Taken from the special educational needs code of practice 0-25 years- statutory guidance (2015) Section 1.24…

Out Of School Care

Out of School Care - includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs, please see below to find out more. Last reviewed June 2021.

Parent & Toddler Groups

To find out more about parent & toddler groups please see below.   Last reviewed July 2021.

Parent Carers Needs Assessment & Support

If you are the parent/carer for a disabled child, or you provide unpaid care and/or support to a Reading adult (18 years +), or if you are a young person with caring responsibilities, you may be eligible for support. To find out more, please follow…

Parent to Parent Support

Parent to Parent Support section, has been set up as a direct result from parent carer feedback.  This section will provide information on services where parent carers can support each other, who have a child or young person with SEND.  Created - March 2021 Updated -…

Parenting Support

Parenting Courses Brighter Futures for Children BFfC offer many different parenting courses use the following link to find out more Parenting. Your local children's centres will also run courses and offer support to families, check with your local centre to find out if  they are planning to run…

Parents useful websites

This page has details of local and national groups that parents may find useful. Page reviewed June 2021

Personal Budgets (Children)

A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority to deliver provision set out in an EHC plan.  It is Brighter Futures for Children's commitment to ensure that parents or the young person is involved in securing that provision. The child’s parent or…

Personal budgets and direct payments - or Adults

If you are not able to fund your own care and support needs, you will need to complete a self assessment form and submit it to the Adult Care team at Reading Borough Council. Find out more about direct payments  A Personal Budget can be…

Personal Independence Payment

From April 2013 a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people with disabillities aged 16 to 64. PIP is a non-means tested, tax-free payment that can be spent as the recipient chooses.PIP is for disabled people aged 16 to 64 (known…