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What is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)?

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can have a serious, long-term impact on a baby’s growth and development. Around 7,000 (1 per cent) of UK babies have FASD. It’s important that parents and carers and those working with the child are aware of the condition and how…

Mental Health Crisis Support in Bedford

NHS Crisis Line Mental health crisis support is available 24/7 for all ages in Bedfordshire and Luton by contacting NHS 111 (Option 2) Crisis services and planning for a crisis This MIND guide explains what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help…

Personal Assistants

Welcome to the Bedford Borough Personal Assistant Hub! This is a brand new page which we have coproduced with our Parent Carer Forum to hold all of the information regarding Personal Assistants (PA's) in one place. Here you will find out more information regarding 'What…

SEND Specific Activities 2022

Following the success of Lockdown Activities, Summer Holiday Provision and October Half Term provision, we are delighted to be able to fund some more FREE activities for children and young people with SEND. See below for more details on some of the activities available across…

Sensory Room

We will have 2 families per 30 minute time slot. Families can be in groups of up to 4. The parent(s) must stay throughout your time in the sensory room.  Venue: SSG Services Alexander Sports Centre, Sidney Rd, Bedford MK40 2BQ There is free car…

Family Swim

Please arrive to the venue with your swimwear on, ready to swim. You will have access to the changing rooms after your swim. Each session will be 30 minutes in length. The sessions will be lifeguarded.   Unfortunately, there is no hoist or ramp available at this…

SEND Family Forest School Sessions

A variety of outdoor and engaging activities for families to take part in. It will be held in the woodlands for families to enjoy to get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors. The families will do activities such as treasure hunts, den building,…

Help with Childcare Costs

Financial help is available from a variety of sources to assist you and your family with childcare costs. Many families are entitled to financial help but are not aware how to claim it or that they are eligible. Below we have listed some of the help…

Dawn Until Dusk @ Shortstown Primary

Dawn until Dusk run holiday clubs across Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire providing exciting play opportunities for children of all ages from age 5 to 12 years.We will provide healthy lunches and snacks and have an emphasis on healthy food and physical activities.  Dawn until Dusk Holiday…