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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

This is the umbrella body for the disabled children and young people's sector in England.  It is the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children and young people (0-25 years old)  to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. …

Education Banding Tool

Where a child or young person with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) has been assessed as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) that cannot be fully met by funding already available within an education setting, their council is responsible for determining an…

Home Education in Wandsworth

Elective Home Education The 1996 Education Act states that it is the duty of parents to secure an appropriate full-time education for their children. Most parents carry out this duty by ensuring that their child attends a school. A small minority of parents decide to…

KIDS SEND Mediation Service

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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…

Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool

In Control, with the help of children, young people, families and practitioners from across the country, has devised questionnaires for people to complete about the process of getting and maintaining additional support that you child needs and receives. We would be grateful if you could…

Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS)

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This service is for children, young people (0 to 25 years) who live in Wandsworth, who attend a Wandsworth maintained nursery or school or who are looked after by Wandsworth, and for their families and the practitioners who work with them. You can visit…

SENDIST/Tribunal

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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…

Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS)

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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 of children and young people (aged 0-25) on special educational needs and/or disability (SEND). WIASS is part of…

Youth custody, children and young people with special educational needs

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The Children and Families Act 2014 set out a new legal framework for children and young people with SEN  (special educational needs) in youth custody.  This change commenced on 1 April 2015. The attached document from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has a range of information for young people, parents/carers,…