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Useful Information & Documents

Useful Information Coronavirus COVID-19

We have put together some helpful information and support that you may find helpful during the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

These can be accessed on the dedicated page for Help and Information: Coronavirus COVID-19

NEW Halton Graduated Approach and Strategy Toolkit

SEND Useful Information & Documents

These are available on a new page, click here to access these SEND Useful Information & Documents

The Halton Graduated Approach & Strategy Toolkit is also on this new page

Useful Information & Documents

All-age Resources

Halton Education Inclusion Charter
Halton Inclusion Conference 8th October 2019 Delegate Pack

The pack includes the Agenda, Halton Education Inclusion Charter, Guest Speaker presentations, Event Photos

Delegate Pack

Halton Joint Commissioning Strategy 2018-2021
The Halton Joint Commissioning Strategy 2018-2021 explains what we mean by commissioning and how each of the commissioning organisations within Halton has clear areas of responsibility, we believe that in most cases it takes more than one agency to provide the services needed by local communities and individuals. We are committed to developing integrated commissioning arrangements that ensure all of the necessary agencies work closely together to complement and support integrated frontline delivery to meet the needs of local people.
Halton Children’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
The Halton Children’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies ‘the big picture’ in terms of the health and wellbeing needs and inequalities of the local population. It is based on the analysis of current and predicted health and well-being outcomes and sets out what people want from their services. The JSNA is underpinned by partnership working, community engagement and evidence of effectiveness.
Hate Crime, Anti-Bullying & Prejudiced Incidents

Got Your Back Halton

  • Self-Referral can be made by you or your friends aged 18 or under if you have been a victim of crime
  • Referral by a Professionals/Agency – parental or guardian permission is required to pass the young person’s details on to the service
  • Got Your Back Halton Tel: 0800 6406466, Text GYBMentor to 82228, Email [email protected] 

Hate Crime

  • Cheshire Police – Hate Crime explained, how to report, information and advice
  • Safe in Town Scheme – Look out for the sticker in shop windows if you feel afraid out in Halton

Anti-Bullying

  • Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19
  • Speak Up Not Down gives a voice for disabled young people in Halton with both learning and physical needs
  • Safe in Town Scheme – Look out for the sticker in shop windows if you feel afraid out in Halton

Prejudiced Incidents

Complaints, Disagreement Resolution and Appeals
These are most commonly made on behalf of a child or young person by their parent, carer or a representative. However, children and young people can make comments and complaints in their own right.

Further information, advice or support is available through Halton SENDIASS for free confidential and impartial support 0151 511 7733  [email protected]

Further details about the different procedures is available on this page Complaints, Disagreement Resolution and Appeals

Early Years

Disability Access Fund (DAF) Early Years
From April 2017, the Government introduced the Disability Access Fund (DAF) this is new funding for early years childcare providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs.

DAF is to support access to early years childcare provision by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or help build inclusive capacity (this may be for the child in question or to benefit children as a whole attending the setting).

Detailed information about the DAF eligibility criteria, entitlement, documentary evidence required, procedure, payment and application process can be found in the:

0-5 Years Developmental Guide - Parental Booklet
Newborn to 5 years  – where you can get support and the different developmental stages
Early Years Strategy
Early Years Strategy – This strategy describes what we will do together in Halton to ensure that regardless of their circumstances, every child and family can thrive.
Everyone - Early Help Strategy

Everyone – Early Help Strategy 2018-20121 This strategy aims to build upon the good practice and existing strategies from early help and prevention which already exists in Halton.  The overall aim is to support people to maximise their potential, and as a consequence, enjoy a better quality of life.  Early help approaches are often ‘enabling’: equipping individuals and communities with the tools to succeed, rather than interventions being imposed upon them.

School Age – Primary, Secondary

Searching for a School?
Looking for a local school – Search for a school
School Admission Information
Information for school admissions in Halton is available from www.halton.gov.uk/schooladmissions Please don’t hesitate to contact the Child Place Planning Team on 0151 511 7338/7271, or by emailing [email protected], if you have any queries.
Free School Meals
Free school information is available from Halton Borough Council’s website
Help with School Uniform costs?
Halton Borough Council does not provide financial support for these costs, although the following advice may be helpful:
  1. Check with your local Halton Children Centres as they may have items available  Runcorn Children Centres and Widnes Children Centres
  2. Most supermarkets have non-branded school clothing available for purchase at a very low-cost
  3. Your child’s school may be able to provide support with the school uniform – you should contact them in the first instance
  4. Check the school website to access their School Uniform Policy for information on how they can help
  5. You could contact the school by phone or email to seek their help
  6. During school holidays, staff may still be available in school for you to contact them for advice by email
  7. If you don’t manage to get in touch with the school before the start of the new term, the Council’s Education Welfare Service advise that you don’t keep your child off school if you don’t have the correct school uniform.  Keeping your child off school without their permission would be classed as an unauthorised school absence
  8. You should dress your child for school in appropriate clothing i.e. plain trousers/skirt, plain polo t-shirt and/or a plain jumper
  9. As soon as possible on the first day of term, contact the school to seek their advice and ask for support (if you have been unable to contact school before this date)
Transitions, Leaving School, Looking Ahead?
Elective Home Education Guidance Booklet for Parents and Carers