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Coronavirus: Help for people who may struggle with guidelines

If you are supporting someone to go out in the community but are worried they will not be able to abide by the current coronavirus guidelines, Leicestershire Police and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have published a letter showing their support . The letter explains…

Moving to Adult Social Care

When you turn 18, you are no longer classed as a “child” but as an “adult”, and will receive help from Adult Social Care if needed. This can be scary for a lot of people who are not keen on changes, but they’re a really…

Supporting children during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is a challenging time for many, including children and young people. Listed below are some resources to help support children during the outbreak.

COVID-19 Winter Grant Scheme

To help families and people who are suffering financially over the winter, the COVID-19 Winter Grant Scheme has been set up. This is a national scheme, designed to help with the cost of: food energy - including heating, cooking and lighting water bills - including…

What is Advocacy? Speaking up for you.

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.…

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…

What is not special educational need (SEN) but could impact on the child/young person's ability to learn?

Schools and colleges have a duty to monitor progress of all pupils.  Sometimes a lack  of or slow progress becomes a cause for concern.  A delay in learning may not indicate that a child or young person has special educational need (SEN) that calls for special…

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…
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