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Top Tips for family wellbeing


Being out of school for what is an open-ended period, with restricted access to usual social spaces, is likely to be difficult for many young people and families.


Schools, parents and carers can take steps to manage this difficult period, look out for signs of stress in young people, and meet their needs over the coming months.


Tips for parents and carers


EHCP Update

During Covid-19 Bedford Borough Council is still accepting Education, Health and Care assessment requests. The SEND team is holding SEND panels virtually every fortnight and is still requesting information and advice from partner agencies across Education, Health and Social Care.


For more information see the full edition of SEND Matters

Question Mark

FAQs during Covid-19


We have collated five of the most frequently asked questions raised with the Parent Carer Forum, from dealing with behaviour to direct payments to education concerns while not at school.


FAQs and Answers

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Ofsted and CQC Revisit


Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited Bedford Borough and agreed that sufficient progress is being made in addressing five significant weaknesses identified at the initial SEND inspection.


See the full edition of SEND Matters for more information and comments from the report.


Also in this edition

Information for Schools

Local Offer Corner

Health Services

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum Update

Update from SENDIAS (SEND Independent Advice and Support Service)


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