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KIDS SEND Mediation Service

KIDS SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mediation service is an independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for parents/carers and young people. This service helps to settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities (LA’s), schools or other education…
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Positive Parent Action (PPA)

A message from Positive Parent Action (PPA) In recent months, PPA have found the work that we do for parents and carers in Wandsworth, representing your voice at strategic meetings with partners in the local area, a significant challenge. One reason for this is capacity…

SEND: Guide for parents and carers

The Parents’ Guide to the Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND) reforms is now available to download from the GOV.UK website.    This guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities works. It covers: the law and…
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SENDIST/Tribunal

Once a request for an Education Health and Care plan (EHC plan), has been made, the local authority must make a decision and communicate that decision to the child’s parent/carer or the young person within six weeks of receiving the request. If the local…
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Service children and young people, statutory assessments of Education Health and Care (EHC) needs

When a Service child or young person, 0-25 years old, requires a statutory assessment of their Education Health and Care (EHC) needs, the local authority must seek advice from the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS).  CEAS is part of the Ministry…

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) code of practice: 0-25 years is now available to download from the GOV.UK website.    This statutory code is for: headteachers and principals governing bodies school and college staff SEN coordinators early education providers health and social services staff local…
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Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS)

SNAS is responsible for children and young people who are requesting a statutory assessment of special educational need (SEN), or are currently under assessment based on their SEN. Following assessment, SNAS may issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). How…
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Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS)

Call back service Telephone: 020 8871 8065 (24 hour confidential answer machine) Email: wiass@wandsworth.gov.uk WIASS  provide confidential, impartial, information, advice and support to parents/carers, children and young people (aged 0-25) on special educational needs and disability (SEND). WIASS is part of the…