Search for information, advice and guidance

Find local activities and organisations in our directory.

Resources for Elective Home Education (EHE)

Admissions - returning to school

If you would like your child to return to school, follow the 'in year admissions' process.

GCSE exam boards

Educational resources

Educational resources for families at home

Websites, apps and resources to help your child's learning at home.

Family Learning classes

Family Learning run a variety of free courses and workshops in schools and family centres across Buckinghamshire, as well as online.

Family Learning courses are designed to help parents understand how they can best support their children throughout their Early Years and at school. They also run classes specifically for home educating parents.

Health and wellbeing

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

CAMHS help children and young people up to 18 who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, behaviour or relationships.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare School Nursing

Supports children and young people in Buckinghamshire schools with medical, social, emotional or physical needs. The team see children in the most appropriate setting, for example, in their home, school or one of their clinics.

Kooth

Free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community.

NSPCC, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The UK's leading children’s charity supporting support helplines, therapies and information to families, children and young people.

R you safe

R you safe, provide one to one support for young people and their families. They promote safety, healthy relationships, reduce risky behaviour and increase self-worth.

Advice, support, things to do and childcare

Family Information Service

Here to provide information and advice on family matters and support services, childcare and things to do locally.

Family Support Service

The Family Support Service offers support to children, young people and families with children and young people aged 0 to 19 or up to 25 years with a special educational need or disability (SEND).

Support includes sessions at family centres, parenting courses, youth programmes and dedicated family workers to help with more complex problems.

Things to do in Buckinghamshire

Things to do for all ages and interests throughout the year and in the school holidays.

SENDIAS

The SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) team is at arm's length from Buckinghamshire Council. They can help you to find accurate and impartial information about SEND and the law.

The Bucks SENDIAS Service has a range of information available. If necessary they can be contacted via their clickable contact form.

In addition to their contact form there is also a live web chat available during the following times during school term time:

  • Mondays 1pm to 3pm
  • Fridays 10am to 12pm

The live chat will be available by clicking the red button on their webpages during the times stated above.

Youth support

Local projects for young people

Youth projects in Buckinghamshire including youth councils, project funding and support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Projects for young people with SEND

Ways for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to talk about things that matter to them, improve social services and to socialise.

Bucks Youth Concern

Provides emotional and practical support for young people including counselling and courses.

Year 11 and post 16 Support

Options after GCSEs

Options at 16, including staying in full-time education or combining work with part-time study or training.

Bucks Skills Hub

Local career-related information.

National Careers Service

Learning, training and work advice.

Colleges that accept Year 10 and 11 home schooled applicants