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Residential Care

Residential care is a housing option,  if you are assessed as needing care and support, but this option is only available if you have the highest level of needs.  Or if you or your family can afford to pay for it. Residential care homes vary in size but provide a safe,…

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically   and/or emotionally or due to…

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

If you have immediate concerns about your own safety or the safety of a child, young person or adult you should call 999 and speak to the police. It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  If you are…

SEND local offer Annual Report to August 2020

Our annual report on the the SEND local offer, from September 2019 to August 2020 is under "Downloads".  How to give us your feedback on the SEND local offer, the services and providers as well as the Local Offer website.  You can: Join our local parents' forum, Positive Parent…

SEND reforms Key Working e-Learning from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

These free online modules from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are designed for a multi-agency group of professionals from across health, education and care and will empower professionals to implement these key working functions when working in partnership with young people and their families as…

Setting Up a Nursery or Out of School Care Business in Wandsworth

Setting up a childcare business on premises outside your own home is called childcare on non domestic premises. This childcare for 0 – 8 years olds is regulated by Ofsted and applications and guidance on how to apply for registration is on the Ofsted web…

Single Pathway

The Single Pathway is a way of ensuring that children with complex and significant needs can access appropriate services in order to receive suitable support. A team of experienced professionals from Wandsworth education and Early Years and Intervention Support Services (EYISS), therapies, community paediatric service…

Somebody Else's Child: A video guide to private fostering

The following video has been made independently and offers a a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children. <iframe width="425" height="344" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dAgI2qrdyxE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> More information For advice or information about private fostering arrangements, please contact the team…

SoSWB Framework

The Signs of Safety and Well Being is a solution focused approach used by services that are working together to improve outcomes and safety for a child and their family.  Practitioners and parents look at the strengths within families, where there are concerns, and identify…

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018

This policy identifies the key principles that underpin the changes that are being made within Wandsworth to working practices and service development to implement the SEND reforms.  Link the Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018 Local agencies are working to make improvements which include: partnership…