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Children's Centres

Children’s centres bring together a range of free services for children from birth to five, and their families. Services vary at each centre according to local community needs but all centres provide child and family health, family support services and a range of parent and…

Mental Capacity Act

What is the Mental Capacity Act? The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over. It covers decisions…

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-beingand human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Any child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion. The UK government…

Seeking Asylum and Getting Refugee Status

The Asylum Process Why do people migrate? A migrant is someone who has moved from one country to another. There are different types of migration as people move for different reasons. For example, someone may leave their country and come to the UK: -          To…

Service Pupil Premium

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is additional funding that can be claimed by schools if they have pupils who have a parent who is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Schools can also claim the SPP for the child after the serving parent has…

Early Years

The first few years of a child's life are crucial in terms of their development and well-being. These pages set out the various childcare options that are available and also the support services that are available to support their needs. The attached documents give further…

Free Early Education For 3 & 4 Year Olds

What is it? Three and four year old children are entitled to receive 15 hours of free early education per week, 38 weeks per year.  This can be administered over three terms or stretched out to suit your needs. How to get it Your child’s…

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Childcare

Whether you are looking for nurseries, childminders or out of school clubs, these pages will point you in the right direction. We can provide information on childcare costs, free early education places, information for young carers and support for disabled children and young people. See the Useful Inforamtion…