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What can we do to prevent FGM and help those affected by it?

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of FGM or undergone FGM follow these steps: Child is at risk of FGM or Child has had FGM - Refer to Children’s Social Care 020 8871 6622 or 020 8871 6000 (after hours)…

What if my child needs extra help at school or has Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

If you think your child or young person may have a special educational need that has not been identified by their school or nursery, you should talk to your child’s teacher first, or ask to see the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) or Headteacher.  The SENCO…

What is Safeguarding? Leaflet

This is a leaflet about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. This leaflet is for anyone interested in finding out more about safeguarding children and young people. The leaflet explains: what safeguarding is and what it includes the ways in which…

What is Wandsworth's Children with Disabilities Register (CDR)?

The Children with Disabilities Register (CDR)  records details of children and young people in Wandsworth who have a physical or learning disability.The Register collects information on children and young people under 18 years old. What are the benefits of registering? You will: receive regular information on services…

What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…

Where can I use my WAND or WAND+ card?

Update July 2021 Please click on the box below  "WAND Card Discounts & Offers" to find the most up-to-date information on discounts, special sessions, concessions which are available to WAND Card and WAND Card + holders. Please contact the provider if you need further information…

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…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

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,…

Work

Finding yourself work - employment, self-employment, volunteering -  or a daily activity which means something when you are an adult is important to everyone.   It is a good idea to start thinking and talking about your aspirations from when you are quite young.  This gives…