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Forced Marriage Myth Buster

If I tell someone, my parents will be told Absolutely not! Nobody will tell your parents anything that will put you in harms way. If I ask for help, my parents will go to jail This isn’t true; there are many ways that you could…

Forced Marriage – Leaflet

This leaflet is produced by Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety Unit. The leaflet contains advice on what to do if you or someone you know is at risk of a forced marriage. The leaflet contains specific information on: What is a forced marriage? What is the difference…

Frequently asked questions about children's development

Here are some frequently asked questions about the development or progress of babies, children and young people, and who to ask for help. My child is under 5 years old, not at school, nursery or playgroup. I have concerns about their development/progress. My child is under…

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  …

Guide to Early Help Processes

This handbook is written for frontline operational managers, but the processes and policies will be of use to all staff working with and supporting children, young people and their families. The guidance explains the framework, practice tools and processes that are used to support integrated working…

Guide to Short Breaks-Activities for children, young people and their families

Short breaks are intended to give parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs the chance to have a “break” from their caring responsibilities, to rest, spend time with their other children, or to enjoy a leisure activity themselves. ** Short break offers…

High Needs Provision Capital Allocation

The Government is supporting local authorities to deliver new places and improve existing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities. This funding has been provided to local authorities through a new grant called the High Needs Provision Capital…

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…

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…