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FAQs for parents and carers

Rutland County Council answer some coronavirus- and education-related questions asked via Rutland Parent Carer Voice. 

Getting the most out of technology

Technology is becoming increasingly popular to help people be as independent as possible. Listed below is a variety of apps and gadgets that can help with using devices and staying safe.

Equipment to help you at home

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing equipment to help you be independent in your own home. Some of these options are listed below. You can also contact Rutland County Council's Housing Options Team to discuss your options in further detail.

Coronavirus: FAQs for parents and carers

Rutland County Council has put together a list of FAQs in response to coronavirus- and education-themed questions asked via Rutland Parent Carer Voice. 

Making Your Voice Heard: Independent Advocacy

The Council will involve you in any decisions made about you and your care and support. If you are unable to or have difficulty being involved, then an independent advocate might be needed.

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…

Childcare for SEND

Some children have difficulties in their development and need some additional help and support. There is a range of support, advice and information available. If you are worried about any aspect of your child’s development it may be helpful initially to talk to your health…

Coronavirus - travel advice

The most important government advice is to stay at home.  If you must make an essential journey, going by car protects you better than choosing public transport. Public transport is still running across Rutland, but some bus services have been reduced. and trains are also running…

Coronavirus: Return to education and school transport

Below is some information prepared by Rutland County Council's Transport Team for parents and carers, regarding their child's school transport.  As our schools and other education provisions are welcoming children back to school and more students will need transport, the work of the Rutland County…
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