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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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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…

Blogs - from Local SEND Services

Parent carers requested local service providers write blogs about thier organisations or services they offer, so that parent carers have a better understanding about the support available, how to access it, and make referrals. Page created - March 2021 Updated - June 2021

3 & 4 Year Old Free Early Years Funding (including 30 Hours Childcare)

30 Hours Childcare, Extended Entitlement -  Since September 2017 - The government has committed to doubling the amount of free childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. Childcare Choices - Use this service to apply for…

2 Year Old Education & Childcare Funding

  Early education from age two has long-lasting benefits for children, and helps to promote a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. However the evidence shows that on average, disadvantaged families are less likely to make use of formal childcare provision than more advantaged…

Children's Action Teams (CATs)

Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people. CATs work closely with schools and other services to provide family-centred support that…

Exclusion from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion 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 exclusion: lunchtime exclusion – used when a…

Parenting Support

Parenting Courses Brighter Futures for Children BFfC offer many different parenting courses use the following link to find out more Parenting. Your local children's centres will also run courses and offer support to families, check with your local centre to find out if  they are planning to run…

Reading Youth

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support Your one-stop-shop for all things 'youth' in Reading.  This site provides you with access to a wide variety of events, activites and organisations for young people in Reading.  Make sure you use the search bars at the top of the pages…

Offending Behaviour

The Family Information Service has sourced the following organisations who can offer information and support for families and individuals who are experiencing behaviour issues.   Page reviewed March 2021

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 www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/school-admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/send If you are thinking of…