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Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)

Many people will not be clear of the role of the WSCP, what it is or does. Safeguarding Children Partnerships were set up following the Children Act 2004 resulting from the Victoria Climbie enquiry, which called for new arrangements to hold people to account in organisations…

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…

A Warmer Welcome

During the Cost of Living Crisis, Wandsworth Council are offering Warm Spaces. An enhanced offer for children and families, delivered from children’s centres, and also from libraries, church halls, and other locations around the borough. These are local places where families and their children (aged…

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…