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Modern Slavery

What is Modern Slavery? Modern Slavery is an overarching term that includes human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, all of which involve some kind of exploitation.  Modern Slavery is about being exploited and completely controlled by someone else. Someone is in slavery if…

Early Years and Childcare

Early Education and Childcare Provision in Liverpool Good quality childcare can benefit both parents and children. Some families use informal childcare, such as other family members, friends or neighbours however you may find you need to make more formal childcare arrangements. Some childcare settings provide…

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…

Coercive Control

Coercive control is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a victims sense of liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self.  It strips away integrity but also an individual’s human rights.  Coercive Control includes a…

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. …

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-beingand human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Any child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion. The UK government…

Brokerage and Support with Finding Childcare

Childcare Brokerage Service What is it? Childcare brokerage is a requirement of Childcare Act 2006, which means local authorities must provide support to families struggling to access childcare. Our Family Information Service Team can provide support for families who are looking for childcare. This may…

Support for People with SEND Applying for Higher Education

Support for young people with disabilities applying for Higher Education Liverpool is often described as a city of students. This description not only reflects the choice in educational opportunities in and around the region but also the opportunities the city presents for all young people…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability They will…

Support for My Child with SEND in a PVI Nursery Setting

If your child is aged 2, 3 or 4 years, attends a Private, Voluntary or Independent ( PVI ) nursery setting, has a funded nursery place and has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities ( SEND ), the nursery setting can access additional support for your…