News Articles

Employability Day arrives in Buckinghamshire

Published 26 June 2020

Employability Day 2020 has arrived in Buckinghamshire today. #EMPDAY20 is a national campaign providing organisations an opportunity to celebrate all things employment support. The Bucks Family Information Service would like to celebrate that in Buckinghamshire, we have many organisations and charities supporting our Young people…

It's Carers Week - Virtual activities and resources

Published 08 June 2020

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Due to Coronavirus carers, parents, family and friends are facing even more challenges while supporting…

Specialist home visiting service continues despite lockdown

Published 03 June 2020

A specialist home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional needs has made changes to its ways of working in response to the coronavirus outbreak to ensure families continue to receive support. Known as Portage, the service provides support to the families of 74 young…

News: Child Safety Week Arrives in Buckinghamshire

Published 01 June 2020

This week (1st – 7th June) marks the arrival of Child Safety Week, and with more time being spent at home, there are more opportunities for injuries that typically take place in the home to occur. With the pressures of COVID-19, many parents are anxious…

Providing funded entitlement: flowchart for childcare providers

Published 27 May 2020

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…

Temporary Changes to Section 42 - Provision in EHCPs

Published 07 May 2020

Section 42 of the Children and Families Act relates to the help for Children and Young People set out in Section F of their EHC Plans.  For those in Bucks, the Act places on Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group an absolute duty to…

It's Deaf Awareness Week

Published 06 May 2020

It's Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) 2020. This year's focus was around recognising and celebrating those with acquired deafness. But with all going on, The UK Council on Deafness is running an online campaign instead to engage with their members and encourage them to celebrate Deafness, raise awareness of the best practice…

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions on 30 Hours for Childcare Providers

Published 06 May 2020

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/A 152KB)    They can also be found, along with more details, on the 30 Hours Funded Childcare page.

Helplines and Useful Numbers

Published 05 May 2020

Useful numbers and helplines are available to help families.   Children NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (Free 24 Hours) Childline 0800 1111 (Free 24 Hours)   Animals RSPCA 0300 1234 999   Domestic Violence National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 (Free 24 Hours) Victim Support…