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Disability Employment Information

Welcome to the Bedford Borough Disability Employment Page. Here you will find information for both employers looking at employing more people with a disability as well as information for people with a disability looking for paid work. In Bedford Borough we believe passionately that everyone…

Document Library

Please find our Documents Library which we hope will support parents/carers, and professionals  working in SEND to find the information they need quickly. If you would  like a document in a different format please email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk   Documents related to individual services will remain attached to their service…

Domestic Abuse Support

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, by a partner, ex-partner, a family member, or carer. If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. . Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP) Refuge -…

Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties Guidance

This Dyslexia Guidance was co-produced with parents and carers of children with dyslexia, young people with dyslexia and professionals working in the field of dyslexia. The original document was created by Cambridge Local Authority and has been adapted to mete the needs of the Bedford…

Early Help and Social Care

What to do if you have safeguarding concerns about a child: Integrated Front door (IFD) Other information and web pages: Early Help Information Social Care Information Children with Disabilities Team Fostering and Adoption

Early Years Education and Childcare options

Choosing the right childcare for you and your family can be quite daunting. Below is a range of different childcare options, as well as some help and advice regarding how to prepare your child (and you!) for starting childcare / school as well as support…

Early Years SEND Funding

Most early years settings can support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and most children’s needs are met without additional funding. Bedford Borough has co-produced with a range of key stakeholders 'Guidance on Meeting Special Educational…

Education, Employment and Post 16 Training

The earlier a young person begins to think about what they would like to do after they finish secondary school, the more time they will have to consider their options and put plans in place. For young people with an Education Health and Care Plan they…

Employability Skills

    As well as skills specific to the job you’re going for, employers are also looking for general job skills. These are sometimes called ‘employability skills’ or ‘soft skills’. These types of skills will make you stand out. Even if you don’t think you…