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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…

Things to do

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Children and young people of all ages enjoy meeting and experiencing new things to do. Often Parents and carers can go with…

Reading Carers Card

You may be eligible for a carers card. Carers cards help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re out and about. Carers cards are free for unpaid carers…

I look after someone (unpaid carer)

"Caring" covers a wide range of situations: You are a carer if you look after a partner, family member or friend who is dependent on you for care and/or support because they are older and frail, disabled, have a long term illness or they need…

Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)

Brighter Futures For Children, Reading Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) Capital Fund Plan - May 2019 Introduction The Government has committed some funding to support local authorities to invest…

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Safeguarding means looking out for and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable, or may be at risk of harm. If you think that someone is at risk, you must raise an alarm. Everyone can make a difference. Abuse can be: Physical…

Direct Payments - Employing a personal assistant for your child using Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC)

Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers to employing a Personal Assisitant (PA) for your child using a Direct Payment (BFfC) provides step-by-step guidance on how to employ a personal assistant for your child using a direct payment from BFfC. You can view…

Cancer - Support Services and Advice

What is cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond…

Early Help

On this page you will be able to find out more about Early Help. We work with parents, children, young people and alongside our partners in the wider Early Help community. Page reviewed January 2022

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…