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What is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)?

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can have a serious, long-term impact on a baby’s growth and development. Around 7,000 (1 per cent) of UK babies have FASD. It’s important that parents and carers and those working with the child are aware of the condition and how…

Help & Advice

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…

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…

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…

SENDIASS Service

The Bedford SENDIASS (formerly Bedford SEND Advice) provide a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and or a disability (SEND). We also offer support to young people with SEN or a disability to help them…

NDD Local Services and Support - Sensory

Sensory Processing 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…

Other Support Available in Bedford Borough

Post 16 Education Support Service – this service work closely with the Leaving and After Care Team to make sure Care Leavers are getting the right level of support. The Post 16 Education Support Service give advice and guidance on job searches, applying for further…

Mental Health Crisis Support in Bedford

NHS Crisis Line Mental health crisis support is available 24/7 for all ages in Bedfordshire and Luton by contacting NHS 111 (Option 2) Crisis services and planning for a crisis This MIND guide explains what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help…

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…