Useful Links and Documents
These Links are of suggested sites that you may find helpful.
The Buckinghamshire Primary PRU cannot be held responsible for the content of these sites.
The National Autistic Society provides a wealth of information, support and advice related to conditions across the autistic spectrum.
Better Internet for Kids
The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.
Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IAS)
All local authorities, by law, have to provide children and young people with SEN or disabilities, and their parents, with information and advice. Buckinghamshire SEND IAS Service is the information, advice and support service here. Our service is confidential and at arm’s length from Buckinghamshire County Council.
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service
The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) provides free information, advice and support on a wide range of topics that may affect your family. This includes activities, events and services for children up to the age of 19 (25 with a disability). Information can be found on all your childcare needs including full time nurseries/preschools, childminders, after school provision and what’s on offer in the holidays.
The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service can be contacted on:- Telephone 01296 383293 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB)
The Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is a statutory body established under the Children Act 2004. It is independently chaired and consists of senior representatives from the key agencies and bodies which have regular contact with children and young people or responsibility for services to them. This website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.
This link will take you to the website page for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
This link will take you to the website for Child Line.
Cruse offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
FACT Bucks (Families and Carers Together in Buckinghamshire)
FACT Bucks is a group of parents and professionals who meet to discuss real issues that affect children and young people with additional needs and disabilities in Buckinghamshire.
GRASPS (Greater Resources for Aspergers Supporting Parents and Siblings)
A parent and family forum which suports families affected by Aspergers and ASD, with meetings held in Aylesbury Vale.
@Graspsupport for Twitter
IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)
IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
The Local Offer is the main place on the internet where many SEND questions can be answered. From information about specialist settings to contact details for key LA staff, the Local Offer is where all professionals working with children and young people with SEND should have their information to help parents and carers.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.
This link will take you to the website for the Samaritans.
A parent group based in Chesham to support parents of children with ADHD, ASD and Behaviourally challenging children.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
The PRU works in partnershop with Operation Encompass - further details can be found on their https://www.operationencompass.org/
Provision that the local authority expects to be made available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.