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As a parent or professional it is not always easy to know where to go for support, who to ask for advice or what next steps are needed. We have included a list of services and support you might find useful but if you still…

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…

Latest Coronavirus update

General Coronavirus advice and updates  Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice. For information and updates on keeping safe, and current Council and…

Mental Health First Aiders

Who we are? There are over 100 practitioners in our schools, preschools and nurseries that are qualified Mental Health First Aiders, having completed their training with MHFA England. They will also have access to high-quality on-going CPD to support them in their role. What we…

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…

Personal Budgets - Frequently Asked Questions

Bedford Borough Council Frequently Asked Questions Personal Budgets   The Children & Families Act 2014, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015, aims to support children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities, and their families more to have greater choice, flexibility, and control over…

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…

Things to Do

From local youth groups to uniformed clubs.... from drama and dance to football teams - this is the section you need to locate all of the fun things you and your family can access in the local area. Have fun!