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What can we do to prevent FGM and help those affected by it?

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of FGM or undergone FGM follow these steps: Child is at risk of FGM or Child has had FGM - Refer to Children’s Social Care 020 8871 6622 or 020 8871 6000 (after hours)…

What if my child needs extra help at school or has Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

If you think your child or young person may have a special educational need that has not been identified by their school or nursery, you should talk to your child’s teacher first, or ask to see the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) or Headteacher.  The SENCO…

What is Early Help?

Wandsworth's Early Help Service aims to support families where there may be potential issues arising, and help them to minimise these issues before they become more serious. There is the 'universal' offer which is available to all families, whether involved in direct early help support…

What is Wandsworth's Disabled Children's Register (DCR)?

The Disabled Children's Register (DCR)  records details of children and young people in Wandsworth who have a physical or learning disability. The Register collects information on children and young people under 18 years old. What are the benefits of registering? You will: receive regular information on services for…

What is Wandsworth's WAND card?

The WAND Card (Wandsworth's Additional Needs Database Card) is a convenient form of ID, indicating membership of Wandsworth's Disabled Children's Register (DCR).  This can help to avoid the need for lengthy explanations when asking for any existing concessions and assistance within the borough. 1. What can I use the…

What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…

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…

Where will I live?

Having a stable, appropriate place to live is fundamental to building a positive, meaningful future. This is no different for young people with SEND. The first step is supporting young people to think about how they want to live and then understand what options are available…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Work

Finding yourself work - employment, self-employment, volunteering -  or a daily activity which means something when you are an adult is important to everyone.   It is a good idea to start thinking and talking about your aspirations from when you are quite young.  This gives…