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Nursery provision for children with social communication disorders

Two schools offer nursery education and assessment for children with social communication disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). • Hillbrook School nursery resource base. • Eastwood Nursery integrated provision. In order to be considered for a placement children must have either: • A statement of…

Ofsted's plans for area SEND inspections

From Ofsted - 17 July 2020 - Update for Directors of Children's Services (DCS)    Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are going to be visiting local areas in the autumn term to help strengthen special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services following COVID-19 disruption. These…

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person. They allow parents and young people more choice and control over the support they receive. Personal budgets (some of which can be taken as a direct payment) are available to…

Relationships, Sexual Health and Education

Relationships and Sex Education Practitioners who have experience of teaching Relationships and sex education to young people with learning disabilities realise that on-going support over time and life stages is needed.  What is most important is that information on topics is given in honest and…

Residential Care

Residential care is a housing option,  if you are assessed as needing care and support, but this option is only available if you have the highest level of needs.  Or if you or your family can afford to pay for it. Residential care homes vary in size but provide a safe,…

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

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 are…

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…

SEND reforms Key Working e-Learning from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

These free online modules from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are designed for a multi-agency group of professionals from across health, education and care and will empower professionals to implement these key working functions when working in partnership with young people and their families as…

Single Pathway

The Single Pathway is a way of ensuring that children with complex and significant needs can access appropriate services in order to receive suitable support. A team of experienced professionals from Wandsworth education and Early Years and Intervention Support Services (EYISS), therapies, community paediatric service…

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018

This policy identifies the key principles that underpin the changes that are being made within Wandsworth to working practices and service development to implement the SEND reforms.  Link the Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018 Local agencies are working to make improvements which include: partnership…