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  1. 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 a hearing aid then…
  2. Living well with Autism

    Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…
  3. Children's Action Teams (CATs)

    Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people. CATs work closely with schools and other services to provide family-centred support that…
  4. Early Help

    On this page you will be able to find out more about Early Help. We work with parents, children, young people and alongside our partners in the wider Early Help community. Next review date January 2024
  5. Brighter Futures for Children

    Brighter Futures for Children is a not-for-profit company, wholly owned by, but independent of, Reading Borough Council. The company took over responsibility for the delivery of Reading's children's social care, education (including SEND) and early help & prevention services in Reading in December 2018.  …
  6. Carers Advice & Support

    Are you a carer? If you look after a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities or a child with a long term illness you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself that way. There are many ways that…
  7. Early Help & Support

    The Children’s Single Point of Access is how you raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading. This includes safeguarding and child protection. Having a Single Point of Access allows us to make timely, informed, evidence based decisions to ensure…
  8. Parenting Support

    Breastfeeding Support Confidential trained support from other mums. Everybody warmly welcomed, siblings and bumps too. Any stage welcome, just starting, going back to work, weaning etc. Visit the Breastfeeding Network  Dad.info  Developed in partnership with Fathers Direct, Dad.info aims to give all UK fathers access to all the…
  9. Children's Centres

    Here at Brighter Futures for Children your local Children Centre teams are working hard to provide families across Reading with access to learning rich sessions that are of an outstanding quality. Visit Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Reading Children's Centres  for up to date…
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Family Information Service

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Adult & Carers Support

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