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Exclusion/suspension from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion (can also be known as a suspension) 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…

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 2022.

Family Support

Parents and carers are the most important people in a child's life but family life can be challenging and difficult at times. Every family is different and has different needs and requirements so it's important that parents and carers can find the best help they…

Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2022.

Free health checks for over-14s with a learning disability

Reading Mencap has run the 'Being as Healthy as We Can’ multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Health Working Group this year and is focusing on Annual Health Checks. They have designed this flyer to raise awareness that children and young people with Learning Disability, from age 14…

Fuel Poverty - information page, advice and training

Fuel poverty affects 2.5 million households in England (10.9% of households) People who live in fuel poverty are more likely to suffer from ill health, from poor mental health, are self-disconnect from heating to save money or die as a result of living in a…

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 2021

Getting a break from caring

Regular breaks from caring can benefit both you and the person you care for. The right kind of break, at the right time, can help people who are ill, frail or disabled to carry on living with friends or family in their own communities. The person you care for may…

Getting informed, getting prepared - finding care and support for older people

An online resource to help older people and their carers to find out what they need to get help and support. The site offers the information in accessible formats: - Text only - Large print - Audio - Leaflet (PDF)

Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools

Graduated response documents for Early Years 0-5 year, and Schools 5 - 16 years. Updated - August 2022