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Bullying
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Bullying is when someone deliberately hurts you and usually happens over time.
Drugs and alcohol
Drugs and alcohol information for young people.
Relationships, Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy
Whether to start a sexual relationship is a big ...
Ask Anything...
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Young Carers
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Shine
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All Year Round Activities
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It's not OK
It's not okay Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is ...
Child Sexual Abuse
What is it? “Child sexual abuse involves forcing or ...
Signs and symptoms
Who does it happen to? Any child can experience ...
Get help for sexual abuse
Think you or a friend might have been sexually ...
Keeping Safe
Sexual abuse can be prevented. We know that abusers ...
Real Stories
The case studies on these pages are all based ...
Jake's story
This is the story of ‘Jake’ who spoke out ...
Jenny's story
This is the story of ‘Jenny’ who spoke out ...
Morris' story
Morris’ first childhood memory is learning to walk and ...
Professionals
Key points Sexual abuse is largely hidden and can be ...
Child Sexual Exploitation
What is child sexual exploitation? The Children’s Society describes ...
Spot the signs
Are you being sexually exploited? It’s not OK for someone ...
Get help
Think you or a friend might have been sexually ...
Keep safe
Barnardo’s produced some ‘keep safe’ tips as part of ...
Parents
Worried about your child? Child sexual exploitation can be ...
Professionals
Information and resources for people who work with young ...
Warning signs
When a young person is being sexually exploited they ...
Resources
Barnardo’s Barnardo’s has lots of web resources dedicated to ...
Businesses
We all have a responsibility to protect children from ...
Real stories
The case studies on these pages are all based ...
Anna's story
This is a story from somewhere in the ...
Damon's story
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Jade's story
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Naomi's story
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Paige's story
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Who we are
The "It’s not okay" campaign has been organised by City ...
Support the campaign
Tackling child sexual exploitation is everyone’s responsibility. We need ...
Professionals
NEW for 2018 York St John University have been ...
Programme of Seminars
During the "It's not okay" campaign over 2015/2016 a ...
What happens when I say...
Speaking up about sexual abuse or exploitation can ...
ParentInfo
The information below is provided by Parent Info. Parent ...
Parenting our children online
Champions to deliver ‘Parenting our children online’ workshops Twelve ...
It’s not ok play and workshop
The It’s not ok play and workshop has been ...
Young People Learning and Work
York has many services to help young people on ...
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Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing for young people.
Families
If you're a mum, dad, carer or young person ...
Childcare
Childcare in York and what support is available.
Childcare for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
 
Children's centres
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The Avenues Children's Centre
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The Avenues at Osbaldwick
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Carr Children's Centre
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Clifton Children's Centre
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New Earswick Children's Centre
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Haxby Road Children's Centre
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Hob Moor Children's Centre
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Knavesmire Children's Centre
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Westfield Children's Centre
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Information and Support for Parents and Families
Being a parent can present many challenges, so we ...
Parenting Courses and Support
 
York's Local Offer For SEND
York's Local Offer for SEND York's Local Offer provides ...
COVID-19 Guidance
This page is designed to provide you with resources, ...
Find out more
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Local Offer Checklist
Following consultation with parents and professionals we have put ...
Local Offer Feedback
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The Local Offer – A journey from birth, diagnosis and beyond
The Local Offer – A journey from birth, diagnosis and beyond
You Said We Did
The Local Offer has been produced by children, young ...
Progress at the Local Offer
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How to Use This Site
The York Local Offer provides information on what is available in ...
FAQ
York's Local Offer Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get help if I am not happy with a service?
Where can I get help if I am not happy with a service?
Latest News
 
Shaping SEND Together
York’s Local Offer is built together with York’s children, ...
Access4All
How we are continuing to work with Access4All through ...
12 Moves
12 Moves Launch Over the last year York Council’s ...
SEND Updates
City of York Council (CYC) and the NHS Vale ...
Parent Carer Support
 
Short Breaks
COVID-19 : November 2020 update New applications can now be ...
Short breaks FAQs
What is a Short Break and how can I ...
Short Breaks Enquiry
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Parents - Where to turn to for help
Being a parent is a tough job and ...
SENDIASS YORK
 
Local and National Support Services and Useful Links
There are lots of local and national support ...
Children's Education Advisory Service for Service Children
The CEAS highlights support through the charity SSAFA. As ...
Early Years
 
Before school (0 - 5 years)
Below is a list of local support services and ...
The City of York Portage Service
-> -> The Educational Psychology Service has been providing ...
Specialist Early Years Support
The Specialist Early Years Support Team (SEYST) provides support ...
Education
 
Starting primary school (5 - 11 years)
Your child will already have been identified as having ...
Choosing the right school for your child
All parents want to choose the right school for ...
School support teams
How the school support teams begin to provide support ...
Support outside school
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Starting Secondary School (11 - 16 years)
 
Education Services
Please use this page to find information regarding the ...
Specialist Teaching Team
Specialist Teaching Team Our Specialist Teaching Team supports the ...
Supporting Children at home who are deaf/hearing impaired
Dear families, children and young people. We wanted to ...
Supporting Autistic Children at home
Support for Parents of Children and Young People (CYP) ...
Specialist Placements
 
Primary Placement
Most educational provision for children and young people with ...
Secondary Placement
Most educational provision for children and young people sits ...
Early Years Placement
Due to the CYC Inclusion Review, St Paul’s Nursery ...
Preparing for Adulthood
 
Living Local Moving On
Find out all about some personal transition journeys which ...
Financial and Employment Support
When entering adulthood, money and employment can be a ...
Supported Work
Young Persons Supported Work Experience (YPSWE): Standguide are a ...
Supported Internships
 
United Response
United Response- Supported Employment United Response have lots ...
Access to Work
Access to Work is a government programme aimed at ...
Supported Adulthood
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Housing
 
Post 16 Education Options
 
Personalised Learning
My life, learning and work For young people who ...
Personalised Packages and Learning
-> -> Personalised Packages and Learning Many young people and ...
Your My Support Plan and Education Health and Care Plan
Throughout this section you will be able to find ...
My Support Plan
"Although daunting and time consuming, I felt I had ...
Education Health and Care Plans
Updates on temporary changes to SEND Laws and Statutory ...
Listen to me resources
The Listen to Me materials have been developed to ...
Health
 
Children's Therapy Services
The Children’s Therapy team at York Hospital work with ...
NHS Services
For children and young people with SEND and their ...
Keeping Healthy
We all know it’s important to keep healthy, including ...
Wheelchair and Equipment
York Wheelchair Service The NHS provides wheelchairs and equipment ...
General Practitioner
Your GP provides all primary health services, including immunisations, ...
Help with travel costs to NHS services
Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme You may be able to ...
Specialist Nursing
Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group works ...
Complex Needs
For children and young people with the most complex ...
York's Healthy Child Service
York's healthy child service Health visitors and school nurses ...
Autism
Referrals for assessment are increasing, and the numbers of ...
My Autism Assessment
My Autism Assessment For more information about the Autism ...
Mental Health
CORONVIRUS/COVID 19 We are all concerned about Coronavirus, and ...
Guidance and Policy
 
National Guidance
DfE SEND Code of Practice Developing Outcomes in EHCP SEND ...
Local Guidance
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EP e-modules
Educational Psychology Service Supporting Staff through COVID-19 The City ...
Money Matters
There are many different types of support to ease ...
Benefits, funding and Grants
It often costs more on average to raise ...
Travel
York Independent and Travel Skills Training (YILTS) York Independent ...
MAX Card & other discount cards
Maxcard My FIS+ disabled register is for parents and ...
Other helpful information
Getting passport style photographs If you do struggle to ...
Personal Budgets
Personal ...
Financial Support
Stepping out of education brings about may new options ...
Leisure and Play
 
Centre of Excellence
 
Overview of the Centre of Excellence
It has been agreed for the City of York ...
Centre of Excellence Updates
Latest Update Winter 2019 What has happened since Summer ...
Centre of Excellence Consultation and Engagement
We are working closely with Specialist Design Consultants -Gilling ...
Disability Centre of Excellence First Stakeholder Conference
On 12th June 2017 The Disability Centre of Excellence ...
Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children Planning Application
Designs for the Centre of Excellence for Disabled ...
Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children Interior Design
Our designers have been developing internal design ideas ...
Moving to York
This site will help you if you are planning to bring your children from overseas to live in York. It will give you information about schools, information on childcare for children age 0-5 and opportunities for young adults over 16 years old.
New to the UK: 5-16 year olds
Education for children aged 5 to 16 years English law states ...
About school
 
At school
Information about the school day and how to help ...
The School Day
The school day usually starts between 08:30 and 9:00. ...
Walking to School
As a parent, you are responsible for ensuring your ...
Food at School
Snacks Children up to the age of seven will ...
Cultural and religious matters in schools
All York primary and secondary schools are for both ...
Homework
Children in primary schools get homework about once a ...
Finding out about your child’s progress
Schools hold after-school parents’ meetings at least twice a ...
What to do if you have a problem or complaint.
You can ask to speak to the head teacher ...
After school
Advice to help your child stay safe and healthy ...
Things to do out of school
There are lots of things to see and do ...
Helping your child learn English
It is important that children keep using their first ...
Leaving children alone at home
In England there is no legally set age when ...
Child care
Schools often have clubs to look after children before ...
Jobs, training, money and finance
The jobs and money page provides information on childcare costs, bills, family finances, employment and housing.
Working in childcare
 
Jobs and training
Working with children Working with children in York offers a ...
Money and finance
Reduce your childcare bills There are lots of different ...
York Family Information Service
Introduces the York Family Information Service and provides links to further information on childcare, early education and recruitment.
Ask anything
Can't find what you're looking for? If we don't ...
Statement of Service
 
Feedback
 
Healthy Child Service
City of York Council's Healthy Child Service York's ...
Meet the Team
Our healthy child team work with young people, children ...
Antenatal
Having a baby can be a very exciting time ...
Birth to 5 years old
Below is a list of categories that each contain ...
Parenting Track
Parenting ...
5-19 years old
Below is a list of categories that each contain ...
Education and Learning
 
School
There are lots of things to think about and ...
16-19 Years
 
A guide to family group conferencing
 
Family Learning
 
Events
There are lots of fun family events on in ...
Post a new event
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Fostering and Adoption
Fostering Fostering is about looking after children in a ...
Fostering
Fostering is about looking after children in a safe ...
Private Fostering
Virtual ...
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SENDIASS
COVID-19 UPDATES The Council for Disabled children has released ...
SENDIASS for children and young people
SENDIASS for children and young ...
SENDIASS for parents
SENDIASS for ...
Workforce
 
Early Help and Local Area Teams
Early Help and Local Area ...
Early Help Strategy
The Early Help Strategy outlines our ambition for early ...
About the Local Area Teams
 
Who you might meet
 
Local Area Teams
Local Area Teams What is a Local Area Team? ...
LAT
 
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FEHA
 
Family Early Help Assessment (CAF)
What is it? A Family Early Help Assessment (FEHA) ...
Team Around the Child and Family (TACF)
What is Team around the Child and Family (TACF)? ...
Lead Practitioner
All children and young people may at some point ...
Voice in Assessment
When completing an assessment, it's important that the voice of ...
Information Sharing
All agencies should share information on children and young ...
Flag a concern
The Early Help Strategy talks about identifying vulnerable families ...
School Wellbeing Service
Aim The aim of the service is to ...
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Family Focus
One family......... One worker......... One plan. The Family Focus ...
Disabilities and additional needs
Lots of information is available on York's Local Offer. ...
Autism 2013
Launch of the York Autism Strategy for Children This ...
Education, Health and Care Plan
Attached is some guidance about completing the Education, Health ...
SENDstoryboards
Autism - Supporting children and young people in education ...
Bullying
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Bullying is when someone deliberately hurts you and usually happens over time.
Early Years and Childcare Service
 
Quality Improvement Team
 
Role of the Quality Improvement Team
The Early Years and Childcare Quality Improvement team provide ...
Setting Up Provision
Information on setting up childcare provision and becoming a childminder.
Speech, Language and Communication
 
EYFS Observation Assessment and Planning
The following pro-formas have been written to support you ...
Workforce
Help with starting or developing a career in Early ...
Roles within Early Years
 
Childminding
What is childminding? Registered childminders are professional childcarers who ...
Childminding Videos
Below are three short videos we have made to ...
Becoming a childminder - FAQ
Frequently asked questions about becoming a childminder
Childminder person specification
Please note this person specification is not exhaustive, and ...
A day in the life of a childminder
–by Jenni Fitton 7am My day begins as I pack ...
Business Planning
There are some documents in the download section of ...
Local Training Providers
First Aid Before application to Ofsted you will need ...
Home childcare and nannies
What is a home childcarer? A home childcarer cares ...
Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to earn a wage ...
Recruitment and Selection
 
Current vacancies
Current job vacancies for people looking to work with children in York.
Advertise a vacancy
Advertise a job vacancy for a posistion working with children in York.
How would I start?
Whatever your circumstances, a career in early years is ...
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering Opportunities Why should I volunteer? There are many good ...
Early Years Workforce Profile
Early Years and Childcare Workforce Profile Summary Report If ...
Early Years Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
30 Hours Code ...
Provider Portal and Funding Documents
Please click here to login to the York Provider ...
Funding for 2 year olds
The two year old funding allows eligible two year ...
Funding for 3 and 4 year olds
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to ...
Early Years Pupil Premium
What is the Early Years Pupil Premium? (EYPP) The ...
Provider Registration for Funded Places
Thank you for your interest to register for ...
Early Years Inclusion
 
The Early Years and Childcare Inclusion Adviser
The Early Years and Childcare Inclusion Adviser The Early ...
Information for Early Years SENCOs
SENCO Useful Documents:  Updated STT Referral Form- May 2018 ...
Working with parents who have children with SEND
Give parents as much information as possible When parents ...
Early Years Inclusion Fund And Disability Access Fund
EY Inclusion Fund - Spring 2021 and Covid-19 Pandemic Recovery ...
Shared Foundation Partnerships
Terms and conditions for the supply of ...
Childcare Business Support
The Early Years and Childcare Service can signpost to support and expertise relevant ...
Childcare Sufficiency
The Childcare Act means that from April 2008 every Local Authority needs to make sure that there is a sufficient level of childcare available. Find out about York's approach and how you can let us know if you feel there is a gap in childcare.
Early Years and Childcare Service contact details
Head of Early Years and Childcare Service Barbara ...
Coronavirus Update
During the Coronavirus outbreak, the situation will be changing ...
Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Unit The Workforce Development Unit (WDU) ...
YorOK Workforce Strategy
The children and young people’s workforce have a critical role in achieving the vision that every child and young person in York can reach their full potential and live safe, happy and fulfilled lives. Find out about Children's Workforce Development in York.
Outcomes
Being able to demonstrate improved outcomes for children and ...
Voice and Involvement
YorOK Voice and Involvement Strategy It is the right ...
Listen to me resources
This section contains material to support you in ...
Childrens Social Care
Welcome to the CSC extranet Take a look at the ...
Children and Young People in Care
Children and Young People in Care Strategy York’s Children and Young ...
Virtual School
The York Virtual School For Children and Young People ...
Personal Education Plans
You can download resources and template Personal Education Plan ...
Children and Young People in Care Strategy
York’s Children and Young People in Care Strategy sets ...
Independent Reviewing Officers
Every child in the care of the City of ...
Guarantee for Children in Care
Our Guarantee to You York’s Children and Young People ...
Inspections
Select inspection below: JTAI - Joint Targeted Area Inspection ILACS – ...
JTAI - Joint Targetted Area Inspection
Select inspection below: SIF - Single Inspection ...
copy of SEND Inspection 2
 
SEND Inspection
 
Storyboards
Allied Health Professionals Improving Outcomes for Children and Young ...
News
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Feedback
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Welcome to the new look YorOK website
We have consulted with children, young people, families and ...
New Children and Young People's Plan
We want York to be the best place to ...
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Services in York
Services in York, including childcare, sports, childminding, events, activities, local services, nurseries, and more.
Choosing services safely
What you need to know It is very important ...
Add a service or update your details
 
Flexible Childcare Search
 
Disclaimer
Important information about the Family Service Directory Whilst the ...
Safer Children York
If you are concerned about a child Where there are ...
Concerned about a child or young person
If you have a concern that a child ...
About the CYSCP
Welcome to the City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership's website. ...
Annual Reports
All Safeguarding Childrens Partnerships are required to publish annual reports outlining the ...
Professionals
The City of York Safeguarding Partnership (CYSCP) aims ...
Child Protection Procedures
These documents have been agreed by the CYSCP as ...
CYSCP Forms
 
Safer Recruitment Guidance
A guide to assist employers in the selection ...
Allegations against childcare professionals and volunteers (LADO)
IMPORTANT -  All allegations and concerns must be reported ...
Learning and Development
Safeguarding training All practitioners and volunteers working with children, ...
Neglect
 
Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
As we return to a national lockdown the ...
Children Missing from Home, Care or Education
Children Missing from Home, Care or Education Children ...
Domestic Abuse
Prolonged and/or regular exposure ...
Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Often the thought of Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) ...
Safeguarding Disabled Children
Disabled children are recognised as the most ...
Safeguarding Reviews
This page is currently under review   Child Safeguarding Practice ...
Child Deaths
The death of a child is always tragic. Talking ...
Tools
 
CYSCP Practice Guidance
North Yorkshire and City of York Criminal Exploitation and ...
Prevent
If you feel that there is threat ...
One Minute Guides
This page is currently under ...
CYSCP Strategies
CYSCP Neglect Strategy CYSCP Domestic Abuse Strategy CYSCP ...
Commissioned Services
There are a number of services in York who ...
Systemic Practice
Every Conversation Starts with the Child     Systemic practice ...
CYSCP Resources
This page contains all the CYSCP Tools, Procedures, ...
Latest CYSCP News
 
Voice
Virtual ...
COVID-19
For the latest City of York Council information ...
Campaigns
 
Online Safety
The internet can be fun and a great way ...