Useful links and websites
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on their website.
Shropshire Family Information Service
Provide free information, advice and support on all aspects of family life. Whether you're expecting a baby or have young children or teenagers, we can support you and any carer or other family member involved. Contact us at shropshireFIS@shropshire.gov.uk or on 01743 254400.
Shropshire Information Advice and Support Service (IASS)
a free, confidential and impartial service for children and young people that are aged between 0 – 25 years, with SEND, and their parents, living in Shropshire. IASS offers parents and young people supports around any concerns they might have around special educational needs and /or disability (SEND) and explains your options, rights and responsibilities.
If you think a child or young person is being harmed or at risk of being harmed you must contact the First Point of Contact (FPOC), Children's Services and tell them your concerns. Don't delay, please contact us straight away - we are here to help you. Please report your concerns to FPOC on 0345 678 9021.
Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.
Development Matters - Non-statutory curriculum guidance
for the early years foundation stage
The curriculum consists of everything you want children to experience, learn and
be able to do. It must meet the requirements of the educational programmes in
the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). These are
included throughout Development Matters for ease of reference