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High Needs Provision Capital Allocation

The Government is supporting local authorities to deliver new places and improve existing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities. This funding has been provided to local authorities through a new grant called the High Needs Provision Capital…

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…

Wandsworth Strategy for Children and Young People with SEND aged 0 – 25, 2020-2024

Wandsworth Children’s Services, NHS South-West London Clinical Commissioning Group (SWLCCG) and Positive Parent Action as the Local Area partners, offer a warm welcome to the readers of our SEND Strategy 2020 – 2024. This strategy marks a significant point along our improvement journey in the…

Children's Services Commissioning Strategy 2020-2022

Commissioning is the strategic activity of identifying need, allocating resources and procuring a provider to best meet that need, within available resources. Effective and intelligent commissioning enables us to procure services that deliver the priority outcomes set out in our strategic plans: those that meet the…

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…

Special Provision Capital Fund Plan 18-21

The Department for Education (DfE) has asked us to publish this Template on our Local Offer.  It sets out how we are using the the DfE's Capital Grant, as well as additional investment by the council, to improve our specialist provision.

Travel Training, Taxi Cards, Freedom Passes and more

As young people grow up, they will want to and need to be more independent travellers.  This section has information about the support offered in Wandsworth to help young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) develop their skills and confidence.  This may start at different…