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Bereavement information for Early Years settings and schools

The information below has been compiled to help professionals working in Early Years settings and schools support children, parents and staff through bereavement. 

Coronavirus - easy read and accessible advice

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus. They have also produced an easy read version of advice about staying at home.  Mencap have published multiple pieces of easy read advice about coronavirus, including  social distancing and staying…

Coronavirus - advice for people with pre-existing conditions

A number of support organisations are offering advice on the coronavirus for people with pre-existing health conditions. Allergy UK: Advice for those with allergies Alzheimer's UK: Advice for those living with dementia and their families Asthma UK: What to do if you have asthma Bladder…

Childcare Choices

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.…

Coronavirus: Accessing dental care

Dental practices across Rutland will start a phased return to routine appointments and dental care from 8th June 2020. Urgent dental care treatment sites will stay open until the phased return is complete, so you may need to travel. If you have a dental problem,…

Starting School booklet - top tips for parents

Visions Children's Centre has produced an information booklet for parents with children who are due to start primary school in September 2020. The booket includes top tips to help support your child with starting school, what to expect with the curriculum, and how best to…

The Housing Options Service

Preventing Homelessness If you face the threat of becoming homeless, you need to make every effort to resolve your housing difficulties. The Council has limited housing resources and most people who become homeless are not entitled to the highest priority for rehousing. If you need…

Process for schools if a child is not contactable for safe and well checks

Each school and education provision is required to have contact with pupils to ensure their safety and well-being, in person, albeit virtually. If no contact has been possible, the school or education provider should have done the following: 1. Done everything in its power to…

Housing - where to start

We have put together some resources to help you on a variety of housing-related matters, including homelessness and staying safe at home.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is about supporting disabled people, older people and others who may be vulnerable. Advocacy can be very important if you need to start, change or stop something in your life. These can be changes to social care services or education which may affect you.…
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