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Childcare Funding For Working Families

Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By September 2025, most working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support. The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure that providers…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2024

What is HAF? The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a nation-wide programme, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), enabling statutory school aged children in receipt of benefit related free school meals, to access FREE clubs and activities during the Easter, summer and…

Teacher Wellbeing

Looking after the wellbeing of our education professionals is so important. Below are some resources and support that are available to support

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 wellbeing of children & young people in Bedford Borough. We are grateful to colleagues in Health, the Local Authority, the Voluntary sector  and Education for all their…

What to do if I don't agree with a decision

Most children with SEN will have their needs met by schools and local authorities. If things go wrong, it is possible to use informal and formal complaints procedures to improve the situation. This information is about what you can do if your child has special…

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…