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Non-Maintained and Independent School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities General principles Parents have the right to express a preference for a school when their child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan.  …

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be devastating for individuals, children, families and communities.  The Home Office Definition of Domestic Abuse is:  ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been…

Who are the victims of domestic violence and abuse?

Domestic abuse is widespread and can affect anyone. However, some groups are more likely to be victims.  Women are most likely to be victims of abuse and perpetrators are most likely to be men.   Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and abuse. …

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of. Lots of mums wonder if their baby's feeding well and getting enough - especially in the first few days. But once you've mastered it, you'll probably find it's the easiest and most satisfying…

Sexual Health

Whether it is your first time, or your 100th time having sex, it should be consensual and something you enjoy and can do safely.  Sex can often be a scary topic and something you do not want to talk about.  Your overall health and wellbeing…

Service Pupil Premium

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is additional funding that can be claimed by schools if they have pupils who have a parent who is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Schools can also claim the SPP for the child after the serving parent has…

Bullying

Bullying is when someone or a group of people try to intentionally hurt you or a group of people physically (on the outside) or emotionally (on the inside/your feelings). There is a difference between something happening accidentally – like somebody bumping into you in the…

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

Worried about meeting new people

Not everyone finds meeting new people and making new friends easy, for some it can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience.  However, meeting new people can be really interesting;  you can end up having great conversations, discovering new stuff and making good friends. Ways to…

Seeking Asylum and Getting Refugee Status

The Asylum Process Why do people migrate? A migrant is someone who has moved from one country to another. There are different types of migration as people move for different reasons. For example, someone may leave their country and come to the UK: -          To…