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Short Breaks: have your say via the survey and drop-in sessions

Published 12 November 2018

What are short breaks? Short breaks are for people who are normally cared for in their own home by a family member or friend who is not paid for their caring tasks. For children they help develop independence and can boost physical and emotional health. …

Free textbook for students covering financial education

Published 08 November 2018

The charity "Young Money" and Martin Lewis OBE have announced that they are sending financial education textbooks to all state funded English secondary schools in 2018 and 2019. They will be funded by a £325,000 pledge from Martin Lewis OBE himself, founder of the money…

Have your say on home to school transport plans

Published 02 November 2018

Planned revisions to Buckinghamshire County Council's home to school transport arrangements launched on 31 October 2018 and will be open until 4 January 2019. The consultation survey at would like public feedback on options to make the service more sustainable and fit for purpose. The County Council's revised…

Kooth: online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people

Published 22 October 2018

A free online service called Kooth has been launched help young people with their mental and emotional heath. Kooth is an anonymous online support service for young people aged 11 to 19 years allowing you to chat anonymously to professional counsellors. Asking for help is…

Providing funded entitlement: flowchart for childcare providers

Published 15 October 2018

Are you a childcare provider offering funded entitlement childcare such as 15 and 30 Hours? A new flowchart will guide you through the processes, from a parent/carer enquiring about their funded entitlement, to the forms you need to submit and to whom. Show me the Flowchart…

Buckinghamshire sees purple to celebrate adoption

Published 12 October 2018

Purple ribbons are decorating Buckinghamshire's towns to celebrate National Adoption Week, and to ask the question: could you adopt? Nationally there's a shortage of adopters, and this is also true in Bucks. During National Adoption Week (15 to 21 October 2018), the County Council's adoption…

Council's Early Help Consultation - Have Your Say

Published 25 September 2018

A 10-week consultation on Early Help services launches today, Thursday 4 October. This is to find out the public’s views on proposed ways to deliver early help services to support vulnerable families and children in Buckinghamshire. Early help services should provide families experiencing difficulties with…

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions on 30 Hours for Childcare Providers

Published 11 September 2018

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on 30 Hours for Childcare Providers have been updated. Read these latest FAQS on 30 Hours for Childcare Providers (PDF, 280KB)    They can also be found, along with more details, on the 30 Hours Funded Childcare page.

Independent Support Programme to close at the end of July (2018)

Published 11 July 2018

The Independent Support Programme closed on 31 July 2018. Independent Support was always intended to be a time-limited service, supporting the transfer from Statements of SEN to Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. Where to go from 25 July 2018 From August 2018 onwards parents/carers, children…

Person in Position of Trust Training: for those working with adults with care and support needs

Published 04 July 2018

Do you know who is a “Person in a Position of Trust (PIPOT)” is? Do you know how to make a referral regarding concerns about a Person in a Position of Trust? If not then this training might be for you. This training is aimed at…