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Keeping Children Safe - Supplementary Education

Supplementary Education includes all non-statutory provision for children and young people in a setting outside of a mainstream school. It is not an alternative to mainstream education in your local school but provides extra support in core cirriculum subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc.) and/or languages,…

Keeping Children Safe - Unregistered Schools

An unregistered school is a school that is independent from Local Authority control and meets the criteria below for registration, but has not done so. The criteria are: Teaches a full-time education to five or more children aged between 5-16 years old Teaches a full-time…

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…

Leaving Care - What Support is Available?

The following is a guide to leaving care at Wandsworth and the support available.

Managing conflict

Professional differences in relation to individual cases are inevitable from time to time between practitioners, and between practitioners’ managers who have different perspectives and expectations.  The WCSB and the CYPPB feels that differences should be dealt with quickly and where possible through face to face…

Practice Guidance – Information Sharing

This practice guidance is designed to support frontline staff working in universal and targeted and preventative services that are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) and as such have a responsibility to use their professional judgement to decide what information it is…

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically   and/or emotionally or due to…

SoSWB Framework

The Signs of Safety and Well Being is a solution focused approach used by services that are working together to improve outcomes and safety for a child and their family.  Practitioners and parents look at the strengths within families, where there are concerns, and identify…

Wandsworth Children’s Services - Coronavirus Emergency Operational Procedures and Guidance

As England has moved into the second lockdown of 2020, Children's Services have revised their emergency procedures to be as clear as possible about the practice requirements and how they do their necessary work to keep children safe. Please see the document under 'Downloads' to…

Wandsworth Early Help Clusters

Early Help services in Wandsworth are delivered from three cluster hubs around the borough. The clusters are: Battersea Roehampton Tooting Each cluster is made up of multi-disciplinary teams who work with children and young people (and their families) aged 0-19 years old, and up to…