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Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA)

Personal Assistants (PA’s) are employed to assist children/young people  who need support with health or social care and provide extra support to the parent/guardian.  Every child is different and so are their needs, PA support can vary from working with a child with Autism to…

Bedford Borough Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

This collection of resources has had many contributors and reflects a truly multi agency approach to supporting emotional well being of children & young people of Bedford Borough. We are grateful to colleagues in Health, the Local Authority and Education for all their support with…

Bedfordshire Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) Pathway

Bedfordshire's Community Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder asessment pathway. Find out more: NDD pathway guidance  Working with partners from the Local Authority, local charities and community services we have created a pathway of early…

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…

The Children in Care Council

CiCC is a group of children and young people who are in care or who have left care and aims to help you have your say about the issues that are important to you. The CiCC meet every month, with support from the Engagement and…

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…

Council Tax

As a young person who is supported by the Leaving and After Care Team, you do not need to pay Council Tax until you reach the age of 25 or are earning over £50000 when you move into your own home.

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…

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…