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Meet the Minder Sessions

Every month Wandsworth Council’s Childminding Team organises a 'Meet the Minder' session. These are free, drop-in sessions, where parents can meet childminders who have vacancies.  Parents will have the opportunity to discuss their childcare needs and ask any questions they may have.  Parents and childminders from all…

MENCAP's Easy Read Guides to the changes in SEND support

MENCAP have created two easy read guides to the changes in support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). One guide is for Parents and the other is for Young People. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us:…

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?…

NSPCC: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The following video has been made independently to reflect the experiences of a children who have undergone FGM. Please note some of the content is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> The NSPCC FGM helpline is…

Nursery provision for children with social communication disorders

Two schools offer nursery education and assessment for children with social communication disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). • Hillbrook School nursery resource base. • Eastwood Nursery integrated provision. In order to be considered for a placement children must have either: • A statement of…

Parent and Child Development Team

The Parent and Child Development Team provides resources to promote the development of children with additional needs and their families. They have specialised play sessions, a sensory room and soft room as well as an extensive toy library. They support parents with issues relating to behaviour, play, social…

Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents. Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler…

Parental substance misuse - newsletters and information for practitioners

If you are working with any parents who are experiencing drug or alcohol misuse then please consider making a referral to Fiona Dagger, Parental Substance Misuse Worker based in Wandsworth Town Hall. E: fdagger@wandsworth.gov.uk  T: 020 8871 7885 Spring 2015 Newsletter

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person. They allow parents and young people more choice and control over the support they receive. Personal budgets (some of which can be taken as a direct payment) are available to…

Practice Guidance – Information Sharing

This practice guidance is designed to support frontline staff working in universal and targeted and preventative services that are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) and as such have a responsibility to use their professional judgement to decide what information it is…