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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…

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…

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…

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…