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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…

Support in education in schools

Support for children and young people in primary and secondary schools What are the general requirements for schools?In schools, teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist…

Frequently Asked Questions for Carers

This page answers some frequently asked questions carers may have about the support available to them.

Direct Payments - Managing Your Own Care and Support

If you have eligible care and support needs, a direct payment can help you to have more control over your life and support your independence. If you are a carer, a direct payment can support you to carry out your caring role.

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…

Coronavirus: Guidance on school attendance

The Secretary of State for Education has published notice to disapply offences for non-attendance in schools during the coronavirus outbreak which temporarily disapplies offences relating to the failure of parents to secure regular attendance at school of a registered pupil. Under the Coronavirus Act 2020,…

Responses wanted: Carer's Leave consultation

The Government, through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is currently consulting on a proposal to give employees a week of unpaid leave each year to provide unpaid care. We want to encourage and support a large and positive response with a wide…

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.

Free online sessions with Visions Children's Centres

Starting Monday 13th July: weekly Baby Sensory classes, suitable from birth - 13 months. These sessions will give ideas on play, sleep techniques, exercise and songs, whilst offering a chance to build on your child's development. Wednesday 22nd July: Children's author Caryl Hart returns with…

A Young Persons Guide To Thriving With ADHD

If you’ve just found out you have ADHD, you might be upset, even a bit annoyed. But you may also be relieved, because it explains why you do things in a certain way. And you may want to find out more about ADHD and where…
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