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Opportunities for Reading young people in National Apprenticeship Week

11 February 2021

The wide diversity of opportunities available to young people through apprenticeships is being highlighted this week. National Apprenticeships Week (February 8 – 14) has a theme of Build the Future this year and is focusing on how individuals and employers can benefit from the scheme. Brighter Futures for Children’s (BFfC) Elevate career service is supporting …

Help with food and heating offered to Reading families in need

10 February 2021

Food vouchers will be provided to children and families in most need in Reading this February half-term. Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Reading’s schools will again be working together to help ensure no disadvantaged children in the borough go hungry or without heating. The scheme follows a successful joint operation …

Reading’s Improving Children’s Services Out of Intervention

08 February 2021

The below press release was issued by Reading Borough Council on 8 February 2021 The continuing improvement journey of children’s services in Reading reached a major milestone today when it was officially confirmed that the service has been removed from Government intervention. In a letter to Reading Borough Council Leader Jason Brock today (Feb 8), …

Thank you to schools for rising to unique challenge

15 December 2020

Public Health England South East & Brighter Futures for Children press release Schools across Reading are being thanked for the work they have put into delivering education for children in extremely difficult circumstances at the end of a very challenging term. Public Health England (PHE) South East and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are joining …

Happy second birthday to Brighter Futures for Children

03 December 2020

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is celebrating its second birthday today (Thursday 3 December). As a not-for-profit company we have made significant progress in delivering education and children’s services since 3 December 2018 and remain committed to driving forward improvement. BFfC has continued to focus on delivering quality services for children and young people in …