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Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS)

1        Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service – overview 2        Educational Settings 3        Parents and Carers 4        Children and Young People 5        What’s On   WAAS – Overview       Who we are? Our service is a multi-agency team with professionals from education, teaching, SEND, Speech and language therapy, multi therapy team,…

Relationships, Sexual Health and Education

Relationships and Sex Education Practitioners who have experience of teaching Relationships and sex education to young people with learning disabilities realise that on-going support over time and life stages is needed.  What is most important is that information on topics is given in honest and…

Ofsted's plans for area SEND inspections

From Ofsted - 17 July 2020 - Update for Directors of Children's Services (DCS)    Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are going to be visiting local areas in the autumn term to help strengthen special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services following COVID-19 disruption. These…

COVID-19 Survey for parents and carers of children with SEND

Checking in and next steps: COVID-19 survey for parents and carers of children with SEND We are keen to hear from parents and carers of children and young people with SEND about how their families are, and whether there is anything we can do to…

Bereavement Information and Support - Coronavirus Specific Support

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a family member or friend.  It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss. Grief doesn’t have a timeline.…

Bereavement Information and Support

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss.   Grief doesn’t have…

Where do I start?

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…

Home Adaptations

Advice and support about adapting your home is available from several sources. The Disabled Facilities Grant can help towards the cost of adapting your home.  To get this grant, you or your child will need to be assessed by a specific  Occupational Therapist.   

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…

Identifying and assessing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Concerns about difficulties and additional needs may become apparent from a very early age or at any point in a child or young person’s life. Medical needs may be identified from birth and picked up by hospital professionals while other developmental concerns may become apparent…