This page is for useful links that provide more general information to help you to support your child through their education journey.
For a list of useful contacts in the Bolsover and North Eastern Derbyshire Area, please click here.
|The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England|
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.
DWP delivers its customer services through operational organisations. These are: The Pension Service, Disability and Carers Service, Jobcentre Plus and Child Maintenance.
The Pension Service
The Pension Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides its customers with pensions, benefits and retirement information – for example, State Pension and Pension Credit
Disability and Carers Service
The Disability and Carers Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides financial support for customers claiming disability benefits and their carers – for example, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance Disability Living Allowance for children and Carer’s Allowance
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides services that support people of working age from welfare into work, and helps employers to fill their vacancies.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the child maintenance system in Great Britain. It funds information and support for separating parents and runs the statutory child maintenance schemes.
Detailed below is a list of various Benefits and Departments with phone numbers. Further information can be found on the website https://www.gov.uk/
|Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service (DIASS) provides independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers.|
The Council is an umbrella body for the disabled children's sector. Their website has a useful page containing information and resources for parents/carers of children with SEND.
Attention Autism is an intervention model designed by Gina Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. It aims to develop natural and spontaneous communication through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities. Gina’s primary objective is that the sessions are fun and “offer an irresistible invitation to learn”!
Attention Autism have prepared activities that can support children to build up their attention span. 'The Attention Autism activity structure is divided into 4 parts:
Click here to see a clip on YouTube that shows this approach in action.