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Getting Out More in 2019 Survey

The forum held on 3 December, focused on how we can all help young people with SEND find strategies to stay safe and feel able to get out and about more in 2019.  We held it on International Disability Day as helping young people with…

Guide to Short Breaks-Activities for children, young people and their families

Short breaks are intended to give parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs the chance to have a “break” from their caring responsibilities, to rest, spend time with their other children, or to enjoy a leisure activity themselves. The Guide to Short…

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…

How to complain, compliment or feedback about a Wandsworth SEND local offer service, activity or provider

If possible, please make your complaint, give your compliment or feedback  direct to the person you are dealing with, or their manager, using their complaints, compliments and/or feedback procedures. If you want to complain, compliment or feedback about a local offer service, activity or provider you can…

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…

Immunisation - Two short films from the NHS

Every child should be protected from infectious diseases. For some diseases this is simple, all they need is a vaccination. Watch the two short films below to find out more about vaccinations. <iframe src='//players.brightcove.net/79855382001/af5d097e-7fd6-4b69-bc79-e0e63873289a_default/index.html?videoId=683552579001' allowfullscreen frameborder=0></iframe>   <iframe src='//players.brightcove.net/79855382001/af5d097e-7fd6-4b69-bc79-e0e63873289a_default/index.html?videoId=683552580001' allowfullscreen frameborder=0></iframe>  For more information and leaflets, please click on the useful…

Independent Support

Independent Support for families on: assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans,  personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters.  Parents, carers, children and young people (aged up to 25) can ask for Independent Support from Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS) by phone, email or face…

Just enough support

Being independent, whether that is living independently, earning your own money or choosing how you spend your time, does not mean you are on your own. Families, carers, friends and health professionals should still be there to support you when you need it. The key is…