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Early Years and childcare

Includes entitlements, the support available and the latest childcare news

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Finding childcare

Help to find the right childcare

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

The DBS helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups

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Children's short breaks

Short breaks give disabled children and young people time away from their carers to try out new things, have fun and make new friends

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Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Money identified to pay for support written in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for a child or young person with special educational needs

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