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Information for Professionals

This section of the RIS is for professionals and practitioners working with children, young people and families in Rutland. If you have seen some information, resources, forms or anything else you think could be useful to your colleagues,  This page is not suitable for sharing…

Elective Home Education

Elective Home Education (EHE) is the term used to describe a parent’s decision to educate their child from home, instead of sending them to school. EHE is different to home tuition or education provided by a local authority other than at a school. Rutland County…

Covid - Face coverings (update 5th November 2020)

In primary schools and education settings teaching year 6 and below, there is no change to the existing position. It is not mandatory for staff and visitors to wear face coverings. In situations where social distancing between adults in settings is not possible (for example…

Complaints or concerns about registered childcare providers

If you are concerned about something you've seen or heard at an early years or childcare setting, the advice from Ofsted is to try and discuss your concerns with the provider directly. If you can't resolve the issue in this way, or you think that…

Choosing the right kind of childcare for your family

As a parent or carer, you know what's best for your child. The things you and your child do together at home are the most important step in giving them the best start in life. Care from friends, grandparents and other relatives plays a vital role too.…

Personal Assistant Network - PA

A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who is employed to provide everyday care and support for adults, children or young people. This may include personal and domestic care, helping someone access their local community, as well as other day to day activities. Having a PA to provide support…

Financial crisis support

Rutland County Council's website has information to help you if you're struggling due to sudden financial hardship, for example damage caused by a flood or fire, or if you need help to leave a violent relationship. 

Children, Young People and Families Participation and Engagement Framework

Why Participation and Engagement? Participation and Engagement gives children and young people a chance to be involved in shaping and designing the support and services they can use.  It is about listening to what matters most to them and taking their views seriously. Participation and…

Rutland Parent Carer Voice: Q&A with Rutland County Council

Rutland Parent Carer Voice frequently ask Rutland County Council questions on behalf of parents and carers about services for children and young people with SEND. Here are the latest from Autumn 2019. Read the questions and answers

Mental health – find the support that’s right for you

It is common for people to experience changes in mood, stress levels and emotions, especially at times of change or when their physical health is impaired. Depending on the issues you are facing, there are many sources of support available If you want to find…
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