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Brighter Futures for Children is improving outcomes for Reading’s children, young people and families.

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Brighter Futures for Children is recruiting! Become part of a team that shares your passion. Do you want to work in children’s services, education or early help in Reading? We are looking for experienced and passionate individuals to join our company.

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Virtual School Our Virtual School students share their stories in their own words.

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Brighter Futures for Children helps shape Thames Valley Police Crime Commissioner’s bid supporting early intervention for youth violence.

Welcome to a Brighter Future

We are an independent, not-for-profit-company established in December 2018 to deliver the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading. Our responsibility is to deliver children’s social care, early help and educational services (including SEND).

Our vision is to unlock resources to help every child have a happy, healthy and successful life. We believe that we are most likely to succeed if our staff, children and young people we work with are involved and engaged in everything we do.

Concerned about a child

The Children’s Single Point of Access is where to raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading, including safeguarding and child protection.

Our services

All our essential services will continue to run during the national lockdown and may be by phone, email or video links.

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Find out more about adopting in Reading.

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Being in care

This is the children's guide to being in care.

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Children’s Social Care

Supporting children and families in Reading.

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Early Help

Supporting parents, children, young people and partners.

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Providing an overview of the educational support and guidance for schools and parents.

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Help keep local children in Reading.

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Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

An overview of provision and guidance on children and young people with SEND.

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Traded services

Our traded services help provide the best learning environments for our children.

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Under 5s

A guide to all services for children under 5 years and their families.

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Virtual School

Promoting the education of Children Looked After and former Children Looked After.

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Youth Offending Services (YOS)

Supporting young people that get into trouble with the police or are in danger of getting into trouble.