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Wandsworth's SEND Local Offer: National Resources during the Coronavirus Outbreak

To help you get through this difficult time, we have gathered on this webpage some of the resources created by expert professional colleagues across the UK. There is a Signposting Tool - How to Get Help on the GOV.UK website. It covers a range of circumstances including…

Wandsworth's Short Breaks Service Statement

The Wandsworth Short Breaks offer is designed to give families of children with disabilities access to a range of different short breaks opportunities.  Wherever possible we want families to be able to access their breaks without the need for further assessment. Please read the Short…

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…

Where can I use my WAND or WAND+ card?

** Please note that due to the Coronavirus Pandemic some providers have stopped discounts and concessions. Please check with them before you go. ** A list of existing concessions and which organisations are offering assistance is sent to DCR members with their WAND Card.  ("Where can…

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 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…