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Independent Support

Independent Support for families on: assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans,  personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters.  Parents, carers, children and young people (aged up to 25) can ask for Independent Support from Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS) by phone, email or face…

Just enough support

Being independent, whether that is living independently, earning your own money or choosing how you spend your time, does not mean you are on your own. Families, carers, friends and health professionals should still be there to support you when you need it. The key is…

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

Wandsworth LADO Statutory guidance places a clear responsibility on organisations to contact the LADO within one working day where it is alleged that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children has:  behaved in a way that has harmed a child or, may…

Leisure, sport and activities

The information here is about activities that are specifically for disabled children and young people.  Many of the sports and leisure activities offered in Wandsworth can include participants. with disabilities or special educational needs.  The information on the Family Information Service website outlines this.  If you think you, or…

Living independently

By the time a young person reaches their teens they often have friends or people they want to keep in contact with. Given time and the right support they may think about living together in a shared home.  A young person and their family might…

Mainstream schools in Wandsworth

Most children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) will attend mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges or universities.  Wandsworth Council provides a range of specialist advisory services which will support nurseries, schools and colleges to meet a child’s or young person's needs.  If a child or…

MENCAP's Easy Read Guides to the changes in SEND support

MENCAP have created two easy read guides to the changes in support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). One guide is for Parents and the other is for Young People.  

Newly diagnosed or new to Wandsworth?

Just found out you or your child has or may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?  Or have you recently moved to Wandsworth with a child or young person with SEND? Want to know where to go next, who can help, what services and support are available?…

Nursery provision for children with social communication disorders

Two schools offer nursery education and assessment for children with social communication disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). • Hillbrook School nursery resource base. • Eastwood Nursery integrated provision. In order to be considered for a placement children must have either: • A statement of…

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…