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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…

Things to do

Children and young people of all ages enjoy meeting and experiencing new things to do. Often Parents and carers can go with their children to join in the fun and activities. Parents and carers can go with their young children to different activities such as…

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…

What is the Role of a SENCo

What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN…

Local Offer Feedback & Consultations

BFfC has now opened its short breaks consultation, inviting families feedback about short breaks services in Reading. The background information and introduction to the survey is on our website here: https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/short-breaks-consultation/ which includes a link to the survey.  Reading's Local Offer will continually grow over time to…

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…

Support for young carers

If you are between 5 and 18 years and you spend a lot more time looking after a family member or carrying out household chores than other children/young people your age because a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or other relative is ill, disabled, has a…

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 Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ School Admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit Brighter…

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…