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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. During normal office hours you can contact our Children's Team by calling: 01572 758 407 or…

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…

Early Education and Childcare

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.…

Common acronyms and their meanings

Listed below are some frequently-used acronyms and their meanings.

Coronavirus: Guidance for parents & carers regarding their child's education

Holiday Childcare - Summer 2020 The government has produce guidance for parents and carers covering changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people over the age of 5 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are experiencing…

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…

An open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians following the news that all primary schools, secondary secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils from 8 March as part…

Vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the Government and the NHS to invite more people with learning disabilities to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Adults with severe and profound learning disabilities in England and those with learning disabilities in long-stay nursing and residential…

Barnardo’s Returning to School Life After Lockdown Guide

Barnardo’s has created a booklet for children and young people ‘Returning to School Life After Lockdown’ which allows children to express their thoughts about how lockdown has been for them, and to look ahead to how returning to school might be for them. Please download…
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