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Telford & Wrekin SEND Local OfferSEND Local Offer graphic

The Local Offer aims to bring together useful information across education, health and social care within one website. You can find information, advice and guidance and a range of local service providers who support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Visit the SEND local offer website

ARC Attachment research community

Learning starts with attachment. Attachment theory explains how children build an internal working model of themselves and the world through relationships. Trauma, abuse, neglect, separation and bereavement have adverse effects, which means the child and adult's sense of safety and relationships need to be rebuilt in order for them to learn.

Visit the Attachment Research Community (ARC) website for more information on attachment theory

Stay true project

The Stay true project is a new initiative, using a child centered approach to support young people who are especially at risk of exploitation to make positive lasting life changes.

Download the stay true project flyer to view all of their services

Education Untapped

Cognus' Education Untapped podcast provides educationalists and parents/carers with monthly guidance and information to support young people’s learning and wellbeing. All episodes will draw upon current educational and clinical practice and will provide you with useful strategies to use in the classroom and at home. Cognus is an educational services company.

Visit the Cognus website for more on services that focus on supporting children and young people with SEN/additional learning needs

Visit the Education Untapped website for more information on recent episodes and podcasts to support young people's learning and wellbeing

NSPCC - Keeping children safe during COVID-19

The NSPCC have produced safeguarding resources to help support your work with children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Visit the NSPCC website to view safeguarding resources to help support your work with children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic

Internet Safety - Tools and Resources

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Visit the Thinkuknow website to view the education programme from NCA-CEOP

NSPCC - It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

Visit the NSPCC Keeping children safe online website for more information on online safety

Safety Net Kids - To be safe means to be comfy and not scared. To do things like standing up to bullies without being mean, listening to our bodies as they are clever at spotting danger.

Visit the Safety Net Kids website for more on working with children aged 8 – 13 years helping them with any problem, big or small

Childnet - Welcome to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. 

Visit the Childnet international website for more information on making the internet a safe place for children

Rees Centre for research in fostering and education

The Rees Centre aim to improve the education, wellbeing and life outcomes of those who are, or have been supported by children’s social care services, with a focus on children in need (including those in care), adoptive and special guardianship families and care experienced adults.

Visit the Rees Centre website for research in fostering and education

Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

Visit the Education Endowment Foundation website for a range of tools to help support home learning

National Association of Virtual School Heads

Promoting the education of looked-after children and previously looked-after children.

Visit the National Association of Virtual School Heads website for more information on improving educational outcomes for looked after children

The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. They are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children. They champion fostering and seek to create vital change so that foster care is the very best it can be.

Visit the Fostering Network website fore more information on the importance of fostering

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

This guideline covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential settings and other accommodation, or on the edge of care.

Visit the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) website for more information on national guidance and advice to improve health and social care

Department for Education (DfE)

Advice and support for looked after children.

Visit the Department for Education (DfE) website for information on looked after children


Last updated: 13/09/2023 11:47

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