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Get MMR for your child, parents urged

Wandsworth’s director of public health has urged parents to make sure their children have had the MMR jab, following an outbreak of measles in South Wales. Houda al Sharifi warns that the outbreak could easily spread to London and cause more infections in Wandsworth. London…

Guidance for professionals - domestic violence or abuse / forced marriage

This guidance is for professionals who come into contact with people who have experienced violence or abuse. Other documents include: Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage Forced Marriage Protection Orders The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage  …

Holidays in Wandsworth

Want to know what's on during the holidays in and around Wandsworth? Our online directory has all the answers you need. It has a list of activities taking place, but please make sure to contact the organisers before attending so you can book your space and also to…

Immunisation - Two short films from the NHS

Every child should be protected from infectious diseases. For some diseases this is simple, all they need is a vaccination. Watch the two short films below to find out more about vaccinations. <iframe src='//players.brightcove.net/79855382001/af5d097e-7fd6-4b69-bc79-e0e63873289a_default/index.html?videoId=683552579001' allowfullscreen frameborder=0></iframe>   <iframe src='//players.brightcove.net/79855382001/af5d097e-7fd6-4b69-bc79-e0e63873289a_default/index.html?videoId=683552580001' allowfullscreen frameborder=0></iframe>  For more information and leaflets, please click on the useful…

Information for dads

Support in Wandsworth for Dads, granddads and all other male carers Dads, granddads and all other male carers have a key role to play in supporting their child’s development. To help men gain confidence in themselves, there are a range of parenting groups and services…

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

Wandsworth LADO Statutory guidance places a clear responsibility on organisations to contact the LADO within one working day where it is alleged that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children has:  behaved in a way that has harmed a child or, may…

MARAC - Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference on Domestic Violence – Leaflet

The conference brings together different agencies from across the borough, in order to provide a coordinated response to those at the highest risk of domestic violence. MARAC enables professionals to work together to ensure the safety of people living in Wandsworth who are at the…

Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents. Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler…

Postnatal Depression

The ‘baby blues’ The ‘baby blues’ describes feelings of tearfulness, anxiety and irritability that many women experience 3 or 4 days after giving birth. These feelings are common and usually only last for a few days. Postnatal depression Around 1 in 10 mothers develop postnatal…

Speech and Language Drop-In Advice Sessions

The Speech and Language Therapy Service provide drop-in advice sessions across the Borough.Sessions are mainly for families who would like advice or who have any concerns about their child's speech or language development.For more information and leaflets, please see the documents under 'Downloads'. Telephone: 07760 396…