Skip to main content

Advice & Guidance

Learning disabilities: coping with challenging behaviour

Children with learning disabilities can have challenging behaviour. Dealing with your child's challenging behaviour can be stressful, but you don't have to tackle it alone. All children can behave in ways that are difficult to deal with - for example, having tantrums, kicking or throwing things. Children who…

SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit

4Children and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have produced a toolkit for SEN and disability in the early years.

Schools Accessibility Strategy

Each Local Authority in the UK has a legal requirement to ensure that all children and young people with SEND have access to the National Curriculum. All Local Authorities are required to publish an Accessibility Strategy.   The overall aim is to ensure that North Somerset supports…

Anxiety disorders in children

It's normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time - such as when they're starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. But for some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home…

Assessment and monitoring progress

Formative assessment On-going formative assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice. observe children as they act and interact in their play, everyday activities and planned activities, and learn from parents about what the child does at home analyse observations and decide what…

How to spot child sexual exploitation

Each year in England thousands of children and young people are raped or sexually abused. This includes children who have been abducted and trafficked, or beaten, threatened or bribed into having sex. Media coverage of police investigations into the crimes of Jimmy Savile and other…

Circumcision in girls and women

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there's no medical reason for this to be done. It's also known as "female circumcision" or "cutting", and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays,…

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging. Read on for advice and information, or click on the links below to take you to a particular area of interest:  Feeding…

Child protection and safeguarding

Date Published: 02/12/2012
Disclaimer View our disclaimer Keeping your child safe online CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) has a website 'Think u know' which has lots of tips and information for children, young people and parents about keeping safe while online. Reporting concerns about a child’s welfare If…

Support for children with special educational needs in early years settings

Any Early Year’s setting that a child attends must have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. All early years settings in North Somerset will have identified…
Back to top