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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

This is the umbrella body for the disabled children and young people's sector in England.  It is the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children and young people (0-25 years old)  to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. …

Home Education in Wandsworth

Elective Home Education The 1996 Education Act states that it is the duty of parents to secure an appropriate full-time education for their children. Most parents carry out this duty by ensuring that their child attends a school. A small minority of parents decide to…

Independent Support Scheme

Wandsworth's Independent Support Scheme is for young people, 16 to 25 years old, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers, who are having assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. This includes personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters.  It is available from ;…

KIDS SEND Mediation Service

KIDS SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mediation service is an independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for parents/carers and young people. This service helps to settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities (LA’s), schools or other education…

Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS)

Support during the COVID-19 pandemic -We are continuing to offer consultation, advice, assessment and where possible and appropriate, intervention services via telephone, email and video link.  We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our phone number which we hope will be resolved as soon…

SENDIST/Tribunal

Once a request for an Education Health and Care plan (EHC plan), has been made, the local authority must make a decision and communicate that decision to the child’s parent/carer or the young person within six weeks of receiving the request. If the local…

Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS) -Coronavirus

Call back service Telephone: 020 8871 8065 (24 hour confidential answer machine) Email: wiass@wandsworth.gov.uk We are currently working on getting all calls to our office number redirected to our work mobile phones. Therefore there may be a delay in your message coming through…

What is a Wiki?

What is a Wiki Website? A Wiki Website is your very own secure, private website. You can add pictures, videos and sound clips to your Wiki Website to tell your story and share your successes, hopes and dreams. This can help people you trust, to…

Youth custody, children and young people with special educational needs

The Children and Families Act 2014 set out a new legal framework for children and young people with SEN  (special educational needs) in youth custody.  This change commenced on 1 April 2015. The attached document from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has a range of information for young people, parents/carers,…