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  • Resources about healthy relationships launched for children and young people with SEND

    New resources developed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) aim to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) understand their emotions, relationships and identity.  The 'Love Life' resources combine video drama with suggestions for…
  • Extension of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal Trial

    The Government has extended its two-year Trial of increased powers for the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal so that it is now due to end at the end of August 2020. This means that the Tribunal will continue to hear appeals relating to…
  • Launch event of the Bi-borough Sensory Support Team

    Thursday the 10th October saw the launch of the new Bi-Borough Sensory Support Team for the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.  The new Bi-Borough Sensory Support Team is the result of planning and talking to families and professionals.  The team is made up…
  • A trailblazer to improve mental health provision in schools

    This World Mental Health Day, we turn our spotlight on the exciting trailblazer project currently underway in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to bring children and young people (aged 5-25 years) who attend local schools access to strengthened support for their low and moderate mental…
  • A week of celebrating speech, language and communication

    Friday 11th October – Friday 18th October 2019 Join us this October in raising awareness and promoting understanding of Developmental Language Disorder and celebrating speech and language across Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster! On average, two children in every classroom have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).…
  • Winners of the Local Offer Art Competition

    We had over forty spectacular entries as part of our Local Offer Art Competition for children and young people with SEND that ran earlier this year. The creativity and artistic skill on display was astounding and it proved very difficult for our judges to select…
  • College Open Days 2019-20

    When you are thinking about moving on from school to sixth form or college, it can be a good idea to go and see the new setting to make sure it is right for you. and that is able to meet your needs. Open Days…
  • Parents find out about local services at Make it Happen's SEND Local Offer Event

    Local parents came up to Westminster City Hall on Thursday 19th September for Make it Happen's Local Offer event, offering a chance to chat with wide-ranging services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   The event, which was organised…
  • Adaptations at St Augustine's High School benefit students with hearing impairment

    Pupils with hearing impairments at St Augustine’s High School are benefitting from softer noise levels and sound-enhancing equipment thanks to changes to the school environment funded by Westminster Council’s Special Provision Capital Fund. Several parts of the school, including the central atrium, have been fitted…
  • Launch of the Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Service

    Following the consultation and a successful recruitment process earlier this year, we are pleased to confirm that a Bi-Borough Sensory Impairment Support Service is now led by Westminster Training and Outreach Service. The service will deliver specialist visual and hearing impairment support services to children…