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Keeping Children Safe - Unregistered Schools

An unregistered school is a school that is independent from Local Authority control and meets the criteria below for registration, but has not done so. The criteria are: Teaches a full-time education to five or more children aged between 5-16 years old Teaches a full-time…

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…

The Law on FGM

National Policy documents for professionals Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (2011) Royal College of Nursing Female genital mutilation (2006) Safeguarding Children and Young People: A Toolkit for General Practice (2011) Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (2009) Female…

Leaving Care - What Support is Available?

The following is a guide to leaving care at Wandsworth and the support available.

Leisure, sport and activities

The information here is about activities that are specifically for disabled children and young people.  Many of the sports and leisure activities offered in Wandsworth can include participants. with disabilities or special educational needs.  The information on THRIVE Wandsworth website outlines this.  If you think you, or your child or…

List of FGM Specialist Services in London

1. St George’s FGM Services Tel: 0208 725 5949 Open: 2 Fridays each month 2 – 5pm Contact: Denise Henry, Specialist Perineal Midwife: Denise.Henry@stgeorges.nhs.uk 2. Acton African Well Women Centre Acton Health Centre 35 – 61 Church Road London, W3 8QE Tel: 0208 383 8716;…

Living independently

By the time a young person reaches their teens they often have friends or people they want to keep in contact with. Given time and the right support they may think about living together in a shared home.  Take a look at the Home Wiki (still…

Mainstream schools in Wandsworth

Most children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) will attend mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges or universities.  Wandsworth Council provides a range of specialist advisory services which will support nurseries, schools and colleges to meet a child’s or young person's needs.  If a child or…

Managing conflict

Professional differences in relation to individual cases are inevitable from time to time between practitioners, and between practitioners’ managers who have different perspectives and expectations.  The WCSB and the CYPPB feels that differences should be dealt with quickly and where possible through face to face…

MARAC - Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference on Domestic Violence – Leaflet

The conference brings together different agencies from across the borough, in order to provide a coordinated response to those at the highest risk of domestic violence. MARAC enables professionals to work together to ensure the safety of people living in Wandsworth who are at the…