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Childcare Choices

Choosing the best childcare is important for you and your child and you need to feel confident about the type of childcare that you choose. The type of childcare that best suits you and your child will depend on the reasons you need childcare, the…

Childcare

Childcare is available in Torbay through a variety of providers including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, school nurseries and out of school care such as breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. For more information about types of childcare, have a look at our Childcare…

Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

How to involve your child in being healthy

Children are more likely to keep to a healthy lifestyle if it's made fun for them. Here are some ideas for how to help them prepare, and even cook, their own meals and choose activities they enjoy. As a general rule, children should aim to include in…

Education, Learning and Skills

Pre Schools Primary Schools Secondary Schools Post 16 Specialist Provisions Alternative provision Educational settings are required to publish information about what they offer to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from September 2014.  This information can be found within each…

Resources for understanding and supporting Children and Young People with Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how people communicate and interact with others. Autism affects people in different ways. But most autistic people see, hear and experience the world differently from people without autism. Autistic people may be given a diagnosis of autism spectrum…

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It's natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child's health. This page answers…

Torbay SENCo Handbook

Introduction This document should be read in conjunction with the SEND Code of Practice, Jan 2015. The SENCo is responsible for the daily implementation of the SEN policy and the specific provisions made to support pupils with SEN including those with Education Health Care Plans.…

SEN Capital Funding

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities. The Government has committed £215 million of capital funding nationally (2018-2020) to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities…

Resolving disagreements about Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) provision

Sometimes problems can arise from a misunderstanding which can easily be clarified by talking to the right person.