Articles on Family Information Services (178)

  1. Choose a Childcare Career

    Did you know.... From September 2025 many working parents will be able to access funded childcare for their child, from nine months old up to school age.The roll out will start from April 2024 and the demand for funded spaces will increase in Reading. Now…
  2. Shaw Trust Neurodiversity training

    The Shaw Trust are offering local businesses training on Neurodiversity in the Workplace, how to support someone who is neurodiverse and also the benefits of neurodiversity in business. Having a neurodiverse workplace encourages creativity, new ideas, and fresh perspectives.Gain the skills, knowledge, confidence and understanding…
  3. 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…
  4. Transport

    There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. Services offering transport can be found on the transport search within the Reading Services Guide.…
  5. 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.    Next review - November 2024…
  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. 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…
  8. Alternative Provision

    Information on alternative provision providers on Reading's SEND Local Offer, click here to view provision records. Approved Alternative Providers - information can be found on the BFfC website, click here to view the information. Last reviewed February 2024 
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Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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