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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…

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…

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…

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…

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 special educational needs in Wandsworth

Some children may have special educational needs because of a disability or learning difficulty. They may need additional support. All Early Years settings and nurseries in the maintained or private, independent and voluntary sector will have an identified special needs co-ordinator (SENCO). The SENCO has…

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person. They allow parents and young people more choice and control over the support they receive. Personal budgets (some of which can be taken as a direct payment) are available to…

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…

SEND local offer Annual Report to August 2020-21

Our SEND Annual Local Offer Report covers most of the activities we undertake throughout the course of the year in relation to our Local Offer these include; - Regular activities that we undertake, such as maintaining the Local Offer web pages.- Changes that we have…

Specialist Youth Clubs in Wandsworth

As well as a range of Youth Clubs which welcome children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs, there are three Youth Groups in Wandsworth specifically for young people with disabilities and special needs. These are: Unique Youth Generate: and Lady Allen Playground…