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Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) - Annual Review Process

This page explains the EHCP - Annual Review Process. The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has produced this short animation to explain the Annual review process. Information about Annual Reviews can be found in the SEND Code of Practice (2015) 9.166 – 9.185. Updated -…

Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award

The Early Years Inclusion Award is an outstanding achievement that settings can receive once they have demonstrated they are an inclusive setting to all children including those with additional needs. This award validates that settings are meeting the requirments for the SEND Code of Practice…

Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Find out more about Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The information below will describe the health, social care and wellbeing needs of people who live in our area. Reviewed December 2021

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Child Travel Project - for students with SEND

The Child Travel Project is an initiative by Reading Borough Council for students with SEND to receive Travel Training" to enable independent travel to and from school. Updated December 2021

Independent Living

Independent Living  Leaving Home Are you ready to leave home? As you leave school and become an adult you might start thinking about leaving home. It is important to think about how independent you are before you leave home. You will need to think about…

Wraparound & Holiday Childcare, Parent and Childcare Provider ‘Rights to Request’

Wraparound and holiday childcare is important for working parents, where there is a lack of childcare, parents or childcare providers have the "Right To Request" with their school.   Page reviewed January 2022  

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, build up confidence, achieve goals and make new friendships. What is a Volunteer? A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community. Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to meet new…

Choosing a care home

Advice and guidance on what to do when choosing a care home and what help is available to you.  Click on this sentence for further information.  

Anxiety

Anxiety is an increasingly common problem among children and young people, with approximately 1 in 10 people experiencing it at some point in their lives. Some level of anxiety is common to everyone. We only consider anxiety a disorder when it starts to have a significant…