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Discounts for families if your child has special educational needs or disabilities

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There are various local and national schemes and charities which can help save money if your child has an additional or special need.   Max Card is a national, local authority-commissioned discount initiative for looked after children and children with additional needs aged 0-25 years. The scheme…

Discrimination in private renting - Factsheet October 2020

It’s against the law for a landlord or agent to discriminate against you because of your: disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race including ethnic background and nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief These are called your protected characteristics. Direct discrimination Direct discrimination is…

Domestic Abuse

The domestic abuse resources and toolkits, available below, have been to assist sourced and produced to provide practitioners to support children, young people and adults affected by domestic abuse. These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Please go to our accessibility statement for more information. Barnados…

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can occur in many families and relationships, and doesn’t just affect adults, it affects children too. Controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse can occur in any relationship, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or economic status. Who can help me? In…

Domestic abuse - information and support

Sometimes relationships go really well and other times unfortunately people can hurt and make each other unhappy. Are you are worried about yourself or a friend and not sure if they are being abused by their partner? What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is any incident…

Drug and alcohol misuse

Misuse of substances - legal, illegal or even medicinal - can have a serious impact on a young person’s physical and mental health, emotional wellbeing, development and relationships. Any person’s substance misuse has a negative impact on those around them, so whether it is misuse…

Early Years and Childcare

The Early Years sector has produced the guide EYFS Bursts for Learning 0-5 with contributions from Children’s Centres and Maintained Nursery schools to support you and your child during the Covid-19 lockdown period and beyond. The guide offers a burst of teaching ideas to ensure continuity of…

Early Years Education

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The EYFS only applies to schools…

Education and training

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Education and training are very important and sometimes we need to know where we can get help. It is law to be in education until you are 18 years old. If you choose to work more than 20 hours each week you need to be…