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Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Summer 2021

Bedford Borough Council has received funding from the Department for Education to provide an exciting range of opportunities for children and young people in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and for those with other vulnerabilities such as children with SEND, Looked After Children or…

Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer. This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so…

Disability Employment Information

Welcome to the Bedford Borough Disability Employment Page. Here you will find information for both employers looking at employing more people with a disability as well as information for people with a disability looking for paid work. In Bedford Borough we believe passionately that everyone…

Early Years SEND Funding Available

Most early years settings can support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and most children’s needs are met without additional funding. Bedford Borough has coproduced with a range of key stakeholders 'Guidance on meeting Special Educational…

Latest Coronavirus update

General Coronavirus advice and updates  Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice. For information and updates on keeping safe, and current Council and…

Employability Skills

    As well as skills specific to the job you’re going for, employers are also looking for general job skills. These are sometimes called ‘employability skills’ or ‘soft skills’. These types of skills will make you stand out. Even if you don’t think you…

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…