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Why should we become WAND Makers?

This video shows how one Wandsworth business, Flip Out,  is making a difference for disabled children and young people and their families who are, or would like to be, their customers.  Flip Out are one of several WAND Makers who offer discounted or free sessions,…

Early Help Quality Assurance Process for Early Help Service

To ensure that the services we offer are effective in promoting and strengthening resilience in children and families we have developed a framework for how we will quality assurance the work that we do.

SEND local offer Annual Report to August 2020

Our annual report on the the SEND local offer, from September 2019 to August 2020 is under "Downloads".  How to give us your feedback on the SEND local offer, the services and providers as well as the Local Offer website.  You can: Join our local parents' forum, Positive Parent…

Business links in tune with special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs)

Research project conducted by Sophie Roche, 9 July to 17 August ‘Research shows that people with a disability stay in a job longer and have a strong commitment to their employer and lower rates of absenteeism’, Foxes Academy.

Hot Topic "School For Everyone" - supporting inclusion and belonging in our schools

This month's Hot Topic is a great piece of participation work, The Inclusion and Belonging Project carried out in 2018 by Wandsworth's Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS). Wandsworth's SCPS agreed to explore children and young people’s with SEND understanding and thoughts regarding what helps…

Where do I start?

If you have immediate concerns about your own safety or the safety of a child, young person or adult you should call 999 and speak to the police.   It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  If you…

Home Adaptations

Advice and support about adapting your home is available from several sources. The Disabled Facilities Grant can help towards the cost of adapting your home.  To get this grant, you or your child will need to be assessed by a specific  Occupational Therapist.  Can’t find what…

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)

Many people will not be clear of the role of the WSCP, what it is or does. Safeguarding Children Partnerships were set up following the Children Act 2004 resulting from the Victoria Climbie enquiry, which called for new arrangements to hold people to account in organisations…

GDPR and the DCR, WAND and WAND+ card holders

The General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" – what does it mean for the information we hold about DCR, WAND and WAND+ members? Organisations (like the Local Authority) must manage data that we hold about individuals, keep records about what information we have, why we…

Just enough support

Being independent, whether that is living independently, earning your own money or choosing how you spend your time, does not mean you are on your own. Families, carers, friends and health professionals should still be there to support you when you need it. The key is…