Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy details our aims and objectives for children if they have a learning difficulty and how we record, monitor and review each child.
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are funding a number of short breaks for the Easter Holidays for children & young people with SEND.
Challengers Reading Youth Scheme are back! We also have a new organisation on board, Make Sense Theatre and the familiar faces of Reading Football Club and Reading Play. For those children & young people who may not be able to participate in any of these activities, Norden Farm have put together some brilliant online/zoom activities to entertain you.
Please see links below to each of the short breaks on offer and how to book your place. Please contact the providers directly to book a place.
Challengers Reading Youth Scheme for ages 13-17 (BFfC Funded) https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=fcBzVHmAL2U&familychannel=3-7
Make Sense Theatre Drama Workshop for ages 12+ (BFfC Funded) https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=rqEroHpcLRE&familychannel=3-7
Reading FC Community Trust for ages 8-16 (BFfC Funded) https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=jr7FnRwiErA&familychannel=3-7
Reading Play information to follow.
Norden Farm Quest Family Fest - https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=lFdLD1XKXYw&familychannel=3-7
All the Short Breaks information can be found on the following page on Reading SEND Local Offer – click Short Breaks
The Max Card is the UK's leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.
The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys, trampoline parks and many more.
Max Card works with Local Authorities and selected charities, who administer the cards to eligible families in their areas.
Apply for the Max card here: Max Card
Children and Young People's Disability Register: http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/reading/directory/dcr.page
Sent on behalf of Wellbeing Team, Reading Borough Council
Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.
Reading Mencap have produced The Reading Family Carers Card it’s available to carers for FREE and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.
Please click on the link below to the Reading Services Guide information page about the Reading Families Carers Card and feel free to share this information with your networks and contacts:
SEND Local Offer – Winter 2020 – Newsletter
Please find attached the ‘New Look’ Winter 2020 edition of the SEND Local Offer Newsletter.
We asked parent carers and young people for feedback on the newsletter, and it was suggested we improve the ‘look and feel’ to make it easier to read. The Brighter Futures for Children, marketing team worked with us to improve the look and feel. We hope you like the ‘new look’ SEND Local Offer newsletter!
Newsletter can also be found on the SEND Local Offer – here
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for the new SEND Local Offer logo, and took part in the SEND Local Offer annual survey. Your input and feedback will help us further improve, and develop the SEND Local Offer for Reading families, children and young people.