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What if my child needs extra help at school or has Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

If you think your child or young person may have a special educational need that has not been identified by their school or nursery, you should talk to your child’s teacher first, or ask to see the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) or Headteacher.  The SENCO…

What is Safeguarding? Leaflet

This is a leaflet about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. This leaflet is for anyone interested in finding out more about safeguarding children and young people. The leaflet explains: what safeguarding is and what it includes the ways in which…

What is Wandsworth's Disabled Children's Register (DCR)?

The Disabled Children’s Register (DCR)  records details of children and young people in Wandsworth who have a physical or learning disability.The Register collects information on children and young people aged 0 - 17. What are the benefits of registering? You will: receive regular information on services for…

What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…

Where can I use my WAND or WAND+ card?

A list of existing concessions and which organisations are offering assistance is sent to DCR members with their WAND Card.  ("Where can I use my WAND or WAND+  card"). And to new WAND+ card holders. The WAND card is now accepted and can give you free or…

Where do I start?

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…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Why should we become WAND Makers?

This video shows how one Wandsworth business, Flip Out,  is making a difference for disabled children and young people and their families who are, or would like to be, their customers.  Flip Out are one of several WAND Makers who offer discounted or free sessions,…

Work

Finding yourself work - employment, self-employment, volunteering -  or a daily activity which means something when you are an adult is important to everyone.   It is a good idea to start thinking and talking about your aspirations from when you are quite young.  This gives…

Working with children and young people

A career working with children and young people can vary according to their age. For example nursery settings have children aged 0-5 years, whereas after school or holiday care have children aged 5 - 16 years.   There are a variety of professions available such as, a self employed childminder,…