Articles on Family Information Services (177)

  1. Ofsted and CQC Local Area SEND Inspections

    Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published a new Area SEND inspection Framework.  The new framework for 2023 outlines a new inspection model. All Local Area Partnerships will be subject to this including: full inspections monitoring inspections engagement meetings, and area SEND thematic…
  2. Early Years & Childcare

    Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to…
  3. Childcare

    Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families   Deciding the type of childcare you want for your child is an important decision, so it is a good idea to get as much…
  4. Child Development

    The NHS website holds useful information on all aspects of baby and child development, see website for more details. www.nhs.uk/pregnancy    Next review date November 2024
  5. Dad's Information

    This page is an information resource specifically designed for dads containing useful websites and other information. If you would like to see more information included here, please email us at fis@reading.gov.uk Dad Info has been developed in partnership with Fathers Direct and aims to give all…
  6. Parenting

    Brighter Futures for Children Parenting Service provides parenting skills and support programmes open to all parents and carers living in Reading. Programmes available for parents of children from birth through to adolescence. Courses are delivered in groups held in a range of venues across Reading…
  7. 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…
  8. Reading Schemes

    What is Bookstart?  Bookstart is a national programme that works through locally based organisations to give a free pack of books to babies and young children with guidance materials for parents and carers. It promotes a life-long love of books and is based on the principle…
  9. Blue Badge Hidden Disabilities

    Blue Badges Hidden Disabilities People with hidden disabilities now have the same rights to disabled parking as those with physical disabilities. This means that people with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia and mental health issues can now apply for a Blue Badge. To apply for…
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