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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 and Care (EHC) needs assessments and EHC Plans. 

The service is for Wandsworth residents.

This service provides:

  • information about your child's additional needs;
  • extra support for your child's additional needs; and
  • methods of improving your child's ability to learn.

Typically, a professional, such as a teacher, health worker or educational psychologist collects information about your child and completes a report about the support needed. Parents should discuss the process with the school SENCO/Learning Support where applicable.  Parents and the child or young person will be invited to express their views.

You will be required to submit any other professionals' reports you may have to assist in the assessment.

Parents and carers can also request an Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment.  

The attached SNAS Caseload and School Allocation documents, give the names and emails of the Case Managers along with which primary schools and nurseries, or secondary schools and  colleges are in their allocations.  They also list the Case Work Assistants and their telephone numbers. For general SNAS enquiries please email 

For EHC Needs Assessment requests

For EHCP Annual reviews please email

For complaints please email

Who to contact


Where to go

Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PU
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 24 years

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you can request an EHC Needs assessment for your child or young person. If possible,  consult the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) at the child's school.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2020

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