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Concerned about your child aged 5-18?

If you are worried that your child is not making the progress you think they should, then what should you do? Speak to your GP (doctor), school nurse or the Specialist Health Visitor at the Early Years Centre.  If they cannot help you themselves, they can refer…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and their families/carers

General coronavirus advice and updates Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice. A Community Hub has been set up to co-ordinate the support…

Frequently asked questions about children's development

Here are some frequently asked questions about the development or progress of babies, children and young people, and who to ask for help.   <a href="#question1">My child is under 5 years old, not at school, nursery or playgroup. I have concerns about their development/progress. ?</a>…

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…

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…

Keeping children and young people busy during the Coronavirus Outbreak

National Information  If you, or someone you know, is in need of support during this time, please see our information about the Community Hub. A daily timetable resource for parents and carers - here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily…

Keeping children and young people busy Part 2 Coronavirus

National Information  If you, or someone you know, is in need of support during this time, please see our information about the Community Hub. Ten things to do during Lockdown London. Ideas from the Disabled Children's Register Team Baked Bean Youth Theatre Youtube channel, Baked Bean have…

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…

Local SEND Support during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Local and National Information is here  If you, or someone you know, is in need of support during this time, please see our information about the Community Hub. In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 many local SEND support services are suspending face-to-face meetings and are asking…