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Below is an update from Chris Morris, Manager for SEND Programme on the ongoing work around school closures

"Following the announcement on Monday night regarding school closures we have been liaising with our school leaders and the Department for Education to look at what the new guidance states and how to implement it locally.


We are working with Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum,  Schools, Settings Social Care and Health colleagues to ensure we coproduce the right support for our children and young people with SEND and their families. Over the next few days we will be announcing the support available to schools, local guidance on school attendance for vulnerable learners, helplines, carer support, where to go for advice and try to answer the most frequently asked questions bring raised by families and practitioners.

If there is any support or guidance that you feel would be helpful to you at this time, we are keen to hear from you to ensure you feel as supported and up to date as possible in these uncertain times. We can't guarantee that we can put it all in place but we will do whatever we can. Please share any ideas you have with  


Take care and look after yourselves, we will get through this together"