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Frequently Asked Questions - Mediation

Bedford Borough Parent Carers Forum have collated the most frequently asked questions about mediation . Two of the most common questions are, is mediation worth it and are the Local Authority just offering mediation so they do not have to provide a service. Fuller answers…

"You Said, We Did"

We want this Local Offer website and the information on it to be helpful and meaningful to you. Parents/carers, young people and staff worked together to design this website, and to test its content and layout to ensure that it worked for those people who…

Independent Travel Training -Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Travel Training is the teaching of the skills required to enable an individual with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to start travelling independently and safely to and from school/college or place of work and within their local community with confidence. Travel Training involves teaching…

Carers Assessments

Who is a carer? An unpaid carer looks after someone who couldn’t cope without their support due to illness, dementia, disability, addiction, mental health or special educational need. A carer might look after a parent, child, partner or other family member or friend. They could…

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