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Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic abuse is behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner that: is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive happens between people aged over 16 Domestic violence and abuse can happen to men or women. If you're a woman you can call the National Domestic…

Early behaviour and emotional development

A toddler temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm; sudden and sometimes fierce. Children between the ages of one and three are especially prone to these episodes and it is a normal part of their development. Though you may worry that you…

Early Help

Sometimes families need extra support. They may struggle to provide the care and love their children need to be safe and thrive. Early Help is a support system for families. It is there to help parents and carers deal with problems early. Facing problems early…

Early Help and Care

Some families of children and young people with SEND will require additional help and support and may need help with accessing community activities whether these are universal or specialist. What is important is that this help is effective and that it can be accessed early…

Early talkers and readers

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognising printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Read aloud to your child from an…

Early Years and Childcare

It is important that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families have access to services as early as possible. At the Early Years stage identification is usually through a health agency (e.g. health visitor or paediatrician). Once identified, and with the…

Early Years Pupil Premium

If your child is 3 or 4 years old and receiving the universal 15 hours free childcare in Sandwell, your childcare provider may be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). The Early Years Pupil Premium is extra funding paid to your registered childcare provider…

Early Years Support

Sandwell Early Years information, advice and support. Find information on EYFS Framework, Ofsted regulations, DfE guidance, marketing, social media and business support. Get the latest guidance and stay up to date with changes to regulations. Check out the information and resources, statistical data and early…

Education

What does special educational needs mean? If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN). As many as one in five children may…

Education after 16

All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and now must attend education, attend training or be employed from 16-18. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities benefit enormously from these last few years,…