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Advice including Independent Support, on assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans, personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters is available from a number of sources.

Independent Support Scheme.

Parents, carers and young people (aged 16-25) can refer for themselves for Independent Support to Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service by phone, email or face to face. This service offers free, impartial, confidential expert advice.

Schools, children’s centres, the local authority and other services may also refer parents/carers or young people to this service.

Other local sources of advice include:

Contact, Wandswort

SEND Parent Carer Forum 

KIDS SEND Mediation Service

National sources of advice include:

Contact, for families with disabled children 

Independent Parental Advice Service IPSEA


The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)