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  1. Alternative Provision

    Alternative Provision or "AP" settings are places that provide education for children who can't, for various reasons, currently attend their school.  The Government definition of Alternative Provision is as follows: Education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not…
  2. Alternatives to mainstream education

    The majority of children with special educational needs will have their needs met in their local mainstream school. However, for some children this is not possible or appropriate, and so other arrangements are sometimes made. Some other types of educational provision that might be considered…
  3. Anxiety

    This page provides information about anxiety, and where to go for advice and support. Overview of anxiety Anxiety can make you feel worried, nervous, tense, restless or scared. It can cause physical symptoms such as a racing heartbeat, sweating, trembling, panic attacks and stomach aches.…
  4. 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…
  5. Assessments, Education, Health and Care Plans

    The majority of children and young people with special education needs (SEN) or disabilities will have the support they need within local mainstream early years settings, schools or colleges. This is called SEN Support. For some children and young people, although they are receiving support…
  6. Barnardo's Phoneline Service

    Barnardo’s phoneline service helps to guide families to emotional wellbeing support via the Emotional Wellbeing Hub helpline The Barnardo’s phoneline service is a new additional option that has been added to the Emotional Wellbeing Hub helpline to help support parents and carers in East and…
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