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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…

Information for dads

Support in Wandsworth for Dads, granddads and all other male carers Dads, granddads and all other male carers have a key role to play in supporting their child’s development. To help men gain confidence in themselves, there are a range of parenting groups and services…

Internet Safety

The internet is a fantastic resource for everyone. We live in a time where we do so many things online, like stay in touch with family and friends, do online shopping and watch catch-up TV. It can be a great way for children and young…

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…

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 Safe - Supplementary Education

Supplementary Education includes all non-statutory provision for children and young people in a setting outside of a mainstream school. It is not an alternative to mainstream education in your local school but provides extra support in core cirriculum subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc.) and/or languages,…

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…