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Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers

What is self-harm? Self-harm is behaviour that is done deliberately to harm oneself. At least 10% of adolescents report having self-harmed. Self-harm can include, for example: self-cutting taking an overdose hitting or bruising intentionally taking too little or too much medication burning hanging suffocation. Although…

Crime and anti social behaviour

Every parent dreads their teenager being accused of a crime or anti-social behaviour. If this happens, how can you stand by them and support them in a way that can turn things around for the future? What positive action can you take? Supporting your child…

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance

What is Child Criminal Exploitation? Child criminal exploitation is increasingly used to describe this type of exploitation where children are involved, and is defined as: Child Criminal Exploitation is common in county lines and occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance…

The Curve - Slough Libraries

The Curve is Slough’s iconic library and cultural centre, right in the heart of the town. The Curve houses a library, café, Slough Museum, performance venue, community learning spaces, computer suites, exhibition space and the Register Office including a purpose built wedding room. Free wifi, two…

Cycling in Slough

Slough is an ideal area in which to cycle as it is a compact, densely built up area only 7 miles east to west and approximately 3 miles north to south. It is relatively flat, thereby making cycling a viable alternative to the private car…

Day Nurseries & Preschools

Day nurseries & preschools provide care and education for children under five years. They may be privately run; organised by community or voluntary groups or by the Council as part of Children's Centres. All nurseries & preschools must be registered and inspected by Ofsted on…

Direct payments - Adult Social Care

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Adult Social Care Services want to help people live independently with more choice and control over the care and support they need. Everyone eligible to receive social care support, will get clear information about the cost of their care and will be helped to make…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability They will…

Disagreement resolution, mediation and appeals - challenging or disagreeing with decisions

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This section looks at what can be done if there are disagreements between young people or parents and professionals such as education, health or other service providers, local authorities or health commissioners. (For more detail see the SEND Code of Practice Chapter 11). The Code…