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Children's Centres

Whether you are a mum, dad, grandparent, family member or carer, your local children's centre provides a range of services from pregnancy to five years in a fun, family friendly and safe environment. Activities vary from fun play sessions to family support and include: Access to…

What is a learning disability?

What is a Learning disability? A learning disability can affect the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have ongoing difficulties with; understanding new or complex information learning new skills coping independently A learning disability happens when a person's…

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood Transition or preparing for adulthood is the term used to describe the process which is in place to support young people and their families move from services they have received as a child into those that they need when they become an…

SEND Glossary

Is there a term, word or Acronym.  that you need clarification on please use the SEND glossary below.  If you we missed a term, word or Acronym please let us know by emailing local.offer@bedford.gov.uk  A Academy – a publicly funded school which operates outside of local authority…

Document Library

Please find our Documents Library which we hope will support parents/carers, SENDco and any others 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…

Behaviour, Learning and Inclusion Support

Bedford Borough Council and it's partners launched their Behaviour, Learning and Inclusions Support Strategy (BLISS) in November 2019. This is a multi-agency approach to promote inclusion and helping vulnerable children to stay in school. Produced in partnership with schools, colleges, nurseries, police and health services, this…

Joint Commissioning

Joint Commissioning is a strategic approach to planning and delivering services in a holistic, joined-up way. It is a means for the different partners commissioning education, health and care provision, to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND.   Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning…