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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…

SEND support and provision guidance (Graduated Response)

School Age All children and young people are entitled to an education that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and provides them with opportunity to reach their potential, allowing them to achieve their best, become confident individuals and make a successful transition to…

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…

Summer holidays activities 2021

Below, we have listed activities that you and the kids can do at home, free activities you can do outside and and paid for activities available across Bedford Borough and surrounding areas.   

Support for Care Leavers with a Council Tenancy

Your Personal Advisor will support you to ensure your tenancy is set up properly. This will include helping you to register with utility companies for electricity, gas and water so that you can pay your bills, ensuring housing benefit is in place (if you are…

Support for your Mental and Emotional Health

We know that moving to the Leaving and After Care Team can be a tricky time for you, there can be lots of changes and decisions to make and this can feel a little bit overwhelming. Your Social Worker and Personal Advisor will support you…

Support from the Looked after Children's Health Team

During your time in care, you will have had annual health assessments with a nurse from the Looked after Children’s Health Team, as a Care Leaver you no longer need to have these assessments. However, the Looked after Children’s Health Team are still available to…

Things to Do

From local youth groups to uniformed clubs.... from drama and dance to football teams - this is the section you need to locate all of the fun things you and your family can access in the local area. Have fun!

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…