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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…

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.   <a href="#question1">My child is under 5 years old, not at school, nursery or playgroup. I have concerns about their development/progress. ?</a>…

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…

Identifying and assessing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Concerns about difficulties and additional needs may become apparent from a very early age or at any point in a child or young person’s life. Medical needs may be identified from birth and picked up by hospital professionals while other developmental concerns may become apparent…

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

A guide to managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children. Every Local Authority has a statutory responsibility to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who is responsible for co-ordinating the response to concerns that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children may have…

Newly diagnosed or new to Wandsworth?

Just found out you or your child has or may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?  Or have you recently moved to Wandsworth with a child or young person with SEND? Want to know where to go next, who can help, what services and support are available?…

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…

Wandsworth Carers Guide 2017

A carer is someone who without payment provides help and support to a relative or friend who could not manage without their help due to frailty, illness, disability, a mental health condition or substance misuse. For more information download the Wandsworth Carers Guide. Carers Support…