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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…
Wandsworth's Short Breaks Service Statement
The Wandsworth Short Breaks offer is designed to give families of children and young people with disabilities access to a range of different short breaks opportunities. Wherever possible families should to be able to access their breaks without the need for further assessment. Please read the Short…
Wandsworth's WAND and WAND+ cards
Wand & WAND+ Cards Wandsworth's WAND and WAND+ Cards indicate that the card holder: is either a Wandsworth resident or 'looked after' by Wandsworth is a member of the Disabled Children's Register (DCR) (if under 18) has a significant level of special educational needs, disabilities…
What are Wandsworth's WAND & WAND+ cards ?
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 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 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 SEND local offer?
Wandsworth’s SEND local offer is the services, activities and providers that the council expects to be available locally for our children and young people from 0 to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The SEND Local Offer website sets out what these services, activities and providers…
Where do I start?
Have you just found out you or your child has or may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? Have you recently moved to Wandsworth with a child or young person with SEND or who may have SEND? Either way, Wandsworth's SEND local offer is here to help. On…
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…
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…