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  1. Debt Advice and Money Saving

    Managing household bills and coping with debt can be very stressful. Getting free, impartial and confidential information is important to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. There are lots of services offering free advice on dealing with debt, as well…
  2. Diagnosis

    Coming to terms with a diagnosis of a disability or additional need can be very difficult and can often take a long time. For many parents the most stressful time is when you first receive the diagnosis or are going through the assessment process. Find…
  3. Disability Access Fund (DAF)

    Additional funding is available for providers to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Children aged 3 and 4 years old, who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and claiming an Early Education Funded place could be eligible to apply for the Disability Access Fund (DAF).…
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. Early Help for children and families in Sandwell

    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…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. Early Years Bitesize Training

    Sandwell Early Years bitesize training for providers and practitioners.  The Sandwell Early Years Team has produced a series of "Bitesize" training materials, covering a range of important topics, that all Early Years practitioners can access at any time. Once a set of training has been…

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