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Guidance notes for parents and schools

Guidance for parents

Staffordshire Family Partnership Service

To support parents with a child that has an Special Educational Needs statement or has been excluded from school.

What every parent needs to know

Advice and guidance produced by Parenting Practitioners and a Social Enterprise company in the East of England in partnership with Dr Margot Sunderland (Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London), Honorary Visiting Fellow at  London Metropolitan University, and Integrative Child Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience of working with children and families. She is the author of more than twenty books in the field of child mental health, published in nineteen countries. 'The Science of Parenting' (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section). The book is the result of over ten years intensive research on the long term effects of parent- child interaction on the brain. Margot is also Chief Executive and Founding Director of The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, a British accredited Higher and Independent Education College and academic partner of London Metropolitan University.

Meet the Brains - A Friendly Guide to Child Development

Keep your family safe

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue want to ensure that your home is safe and will provide a Home Fire Risk check and instal a smoke alarm if required - telephone 0800 0241 999.

Staffordshire County Council Elective Home Education documentation 

Below are some documents and links which may provide further information. Form for school use only.

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