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Shout Out for SEND | A conference for young people

Published 08 October 2019

There have been many changes to provision and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) since the implementation of the SEND reforms in 2014.  This includes the introduction of many new responsibilities as outlined in the SEND Code of…

The New Family Support Service has launched

Published 02 September 2019

A new Family Support Service offering wide-ranging advice, help and information to Buckinghamshire families has been launched today by the County Council. The new Buckinghamshire Family Support Service will offer support, services and activities for local families from a network of 16 new family centres, spread…

Self Care Summer | Self-care approaches of children and young people

Published 09 August 2019

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, who host the On My Mind | Mental Health Support Website have launched their latest campaign called Self Care Summer. Throughout Self Care Summer, children, young people, parents and carers are encouraged to try self-care strategies and share…

Update from the Head of Integrated SEND | 19 July 2019

Published 09 August 2019

This is an update from the Head of Integrated SEND Service at Buckinghamshire County Council, Hero Slinn. This update can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section below. Having been in post for a term as Head of Integrated SEND at Buckinghamshire County Council, I wanted to write…

Keeping school holiday costs down

Published 15 July 2019

Christmas? Summer? If we are defining the most expensive time of the year for families, it’s a tough call. Whereas gifts hammer our December bank balances, during the summer months, it is time, childcare, activities and food. There’s no denying the excitement kids feel when…

5 reasons to make the most of the summer holidays

Published 12 July 2019

School holidays, at this time of year it seems no sooner has one finished; the next is just around the corner. Some parents and carers love them and others dread them – or at least the juggling of work and commitments. But before you panic,…

Band Runner | Interactive online safety game by CEOP

Published 20 May 2019

Thinkuknow, the education programme from NCA-CEOP, have released an online game called Band Runner helping 8 to 10-year-olds learn how to stay safe from the risks they might encounter online. Play Band Runner Advice for other ages  Thinkuknow has six websites each for different ages providing advice…

Children's Short Breaks Strategy for 2018 to 2022

Published 08 February 2019

The new Children's Short Breaks strategy for 2018 to 2022 is now available. This document tells you how Buckinghamshire County Council want short breaks to help disabled children and young people. It also tells you how short breaks can support parents, carers and families.  View the Children's Short…

Making it easier to search by age

Published 23 January 2019

As  a result of user feedback, we are adding more age groups to our website to make it easier to find the most suitable activities, services and organisations for you and your family. As you are searching the website, you may see more age groups…