Articles on Family Information Services (176)

  1. Suicide Prevention - information page

    Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…
  2. What is Down's Syndrome?

    What is Downs Syndrome? Down's syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with Down's syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth and are likely to have: reduced muscle tone…
  3. SEND - Support in school and further education

    Children and young people with SEND may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age. If you think your child may have special educational needs, speak…
  4. Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions

    School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council. For information on School Admissions please visit Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ School Admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit Brighter…
  5. Policies, Pathways & Documents

    This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful. Updated - February 2023 Next review date February 2024
  6. SEND Local Offer Newsletter Spring 2024 - Issue 34

    Welcome to the 34th issue of the SEND Local Offer newsletter. We have packed this edition with lots of information based on parent carers and young people feedback. There are some fantastic short breaks, activities and support services included in issue 34 of the newsletter.…
  7. Expanded Childcare Support from April 2024

    Childcare support is expanding from April 2024. Find out more below. Apply now to get 15 hours childcare for your 2-year-old to start in April Applications for 15 hours childcare are now open for eligible working parents in England with a child who turns two…
  8. 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…
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