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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…

Consultation on educational provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Wandsworth

A consultation was held on the Council’s educational provision for children and young people with SEND.  Summaries of the responses from children and young people, parents, carers, schools and services can be downloaded here. The Report by the Director of Children’s Services on the outcome…

Education Health and Care Plan Documents

The education, health and care working group has worked together with parents to review and refine key documentation about assessing and identifying special educational needs. These are under "Useful Downloads". The education, health and care needs assessment forms have been revised and a SEND Information handbook produced…

Find the right Apprenticeship vacancy for you

If you feel you are ready to consider doing an Apprenticeship you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies online using the National Apprenticeship Service recruitment system that lets you search for, view and then apply for Apprenticeships.  Start your apprenticeship search here… on Wandsworth's Lifelong Learning website.…

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>…

GDPR and the DCR, WAND and WAND+ card holders

The General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" – what does it mean for the information we hold about DCR, WAND and WAND+ members? Organisations (like the Local Authority) must manage data that we hold about individuals, keep records about what information we have, why we…

Get MMR for your child, parents urged

Wandsworth’s director of public health has urged parents to make sure their children have had the MMR jab, following an outbreak of measles in South Wales. Houda al Sharifi warns that the outbreak could easily spread to London and cause more infections in Wandsworth. London…

Get Set GO 2020! CANCELLED

In light of the developing situation, we have regretfully taken the decision to postpone Get SeT GO! until a later date. Get Set GO 2020! Next steps into Adulthood for young people, aged 14-25 with all kinds of special needs and disabilities (SEND).   This annual free…

Getting Out More in 2019 Survey

The forum held on 3 December, focused on how we can all help young people with SEND find strategies to stay safe and feel able to get out and about more in 2019.  We held it on International Disability Day as helping young people with…

Guide to Short Breaks-Activities for children, young people and their families

Short breaks are intended to give parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs the chance to have a “break” from their caring responsibilities, to rest, spend time with their other children, or to enjoy a leisure activity themselves. The Guide to Short…