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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…

Working with children and young people

A career working with children and young people can vary according to their age. For example nursery settings have children aged 0-5 years, whereas after school or holiday care have children aged 5 - 16 years.   There are a variety of professions available such as, a self employed childminder,…

Young People and Covid-19 Vaccine Toolkit

The document under 'Downloads' is a toolkit created by the Cabinet Office. It has resources for practitioners to use to encourage the take up of the covid-19 vaccine among young people.