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Early Help Assessment (EHA)

The Early Help Assessment is a way of gathering and sharing information about the strengths and needs of a child or young person so they can be supported to achieve their full potential. Parents choose to take part. The…

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…

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…

Out of Hours Service

The Out of Hours Service offers a range of statutory social work practices, to both vulnerable adults and children. The highly skilled and professional team provides a comprehensive generic social work service out of hours via a duty system, which…

Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS)- Coronavirus

Wandsworth Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS): COVID-19 update This guidance note should be read in conjunction with the government’s latest guidance on Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), published 30 April 2020

A Users Guide to Social Work Assessments - Leaflet

Anyone can contact social services if they have concerns about a child. An assessment is made where more than advice or information is required and it appears there might be a need for services to assist the child. This leaflet is for children, young people…