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Concerned about your child aged 5-18?

If you are worried that your child is not making the progress you think they should, then what should you do? Speak to your GP (doctor), school nurse or the Specialist Health Visitor at the Early Years Centre.  If they cannot help you themselves, they can refer…

COVID-19 Survey for parents and carers of children with SEND

Checking in and next steps: COVID-19 survey for parents and carers of children with SEND We are keen to hear from parents and carers of children and young people with SEND about how their families are, and whether there is anything we can do to…

Education Health and Care Plan Documents

The SEND handbook is designed as a guide to the process of assessment and identification of special educational needs including SEN support and an Education, Health and Care Needs assessment.  This has been revised following the first 6 years of implementing the reforms and reflects…

Find the right Apprenticeship vacancy for you

If you feel you are ready to consider doing an Apprenticeship you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies online using the National Apprenticeship Service recruitment system that lets you search for, view and then apply for Apprenticeships.  Start your apprenticeship search here… on Wandsworth's Lifelong Learning website.…

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…

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…

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…

Hot Topic "Keeping Safe" Wiki

This month's Hot Topic is a public Wiki about Keeping Safe.  It sets out in simple words and pictures,  what abuse is, who can help stop it and how to report it. Click on the image to visit the Wiki. This Wiki was created thanks to great support…

Hot Topic "School For Everyone" - supporting inclusion and belonging in our schools

This month's Hot Topic is a great piece of participation work, The Inclusion and Belonging Project carried out in 2018 by Wandsworth's Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS). Wandsworth's SCPS agreed to explore children and young people’s with SEND understanding and thoughts regarding what helps…