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KIDS

KIDS is a national charity working with disabled children, young people and their families across England. KIDS offer many services which include: Direct work with disabled children and direct work with disabled young people, including specialist youth groups and a…

KIDS SEND Mediation Service

KIDS SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mediation service is an independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for parents/carers and young people. This service helps to settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities (LA’s), schools or other education…

Positive Parent Action (PPA)

Positive Parent Action (PPA) is an independent parents' forum which aims to improve provision for all disabled children and young people from 0-25 years old, living in the Borough of Wandsworth. This voluntary group of parents and carers use their shared experience to help Wandsworth Council make…

SEND: Guide for parents and carers

The Parents’ Guide to the Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND) reforms is now available to download from the GOV.UK website.    This guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities works. It covers: the law and…

SENDIST/Tribunal

Once a request for an Education Health and Care plan (EHC plan), has been made, the local authority must make a decision and communicate that decision to the child’s parent/carer or the young person within six weeks of receiving the request. If the local…

Service children and young people, statutory assessments of Education Health and Care (EHC) needs

When a Service child or young person, 0-25 years old, requires a statutory assessment of their Education Health and Care (EHC) needs, the local authority must seek advice from the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS).  CEAS is part of the Ministry…

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) code of practice: 0-25 years is now available to download from the GOV.UK website.    This statutory code is for: headteachers and principals governing bodies school and college staff SEN coordinators early education providers health and social services staff local…

Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS)

The Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS) is responsible for carrying out the statutory assessment process for individual children and young people with special educational needs to find out what their needs are, and what help they can be offered.  This includes requests for Education Health…

Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS)

WIASS  provide confidential, impartial, information, advice and support to parents/carers, children and young people (aged 0-25) on special educational needs and disability (SEND). WIASS is part of the national Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN for SEND). All WIASS staff are legally trained on…

Wikis in Wandsworth

Find out about why your son or daughter would benefit from having a free Wandsworth Wiki personal website. Not sure what a Wiki is?  Visit a Wiki about how a Wiki can support your child - Prefer to read about Wikis? - Local Offer Wiki Information…