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Help With Childcare Costs

You can get help paying for childcare if it’s provided by a: registered childminder, playscheme, nursery or club childminder with an Ofsted-registered childminding agency registered school home careworker working for a registered home care agency This is known as ‘approved childcare’. Check what help you…

Help with Searching

Using the search bar lets you search using any combination of category, keywords and location. Category - use this if you know the type of results you want to find (e.g. adult care and support services, families information, local offer) Keywords - type one or more words…

Helping your child to learn

Is something not as expected? All children are individual and will develop at different rates. However, to get a general idea, ‘milestones’ are used to help track your child’s development and to give an indication as to whether they are progressing at a ‘typical’ rate. As…

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.

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…

Information and Advice

If your child has just been diagnosed with a special educational need or disability or you are concerned about them, it can be daunting to know where to turn. Your child’s setting or school may be able to guide you and are usually a good…

Information for Professionals

This page is not suitable for sharing confidential material. 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…

Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflet and accessible advice

Public Health England have released an easy-to-read leaflet providing information and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. This resource is aimed at people who have or are caring for people with learning disabilities. Mencap have published multiple pieces of easy read advice about coronavirus, including  social distancing…

Involving the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

Involving the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) When progress continues to be less than expected the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) may be involved to ensure that needs are identified accurately and that appropriate support is put in place. The SENCO is a teacher…

Keeping everyone safe

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. Those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities are especially vulnerable and so all of…
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