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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…

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…

What is Sensory Processing?

This is the ability to register, discriminate, adapt and respond appropriately, both physically and emotionally to sensory input from our bodies and the environment. We receive a great deal of information from our senses. We use this information in many ways – to help us…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…