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Join Our New Employment Pathways Parent Group

Rachel Edwards, our SEND Employment Pathways Coordinator, invites parents and carers from Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea to join a small Employment Pathways group. The group aims to better understand the experience of young people and their families of the system as it is now…

Junior ISA

A junior ISA is a permanently tax-free savings or investment wrapper aimed at encouraging families to save for their children's futures. Any money you put in one will be locked away until your child's 18th birthday, when it becomes their cash, and will become a…

Key words explained

Somtimes it can be tricky to keep track of all the complex words and abbreviations used when talking about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To make it a bit easier, we have produced our a glossary of key words explained which we hope will…

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…

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…

Local Offer Art Competition 2019 - Gallery

We are very grateful to the incredibly talented children and young people across the Bi-Borough who entered our 2019 Local Offer Art Competition. As well as beginning to see the spectacular artwork displayed throughout the Local Offer site, you can find all the entries in…

Local Offer Who's Who

Click one the departments below to find out more about the people helping to run SEND Services across Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea: Local Offer SEN Service Short Breaks Education Health Travel Care Transition Parent Forums

London police forces launch autism alert card scheme

People with autism across London will be offered new autism alert cards or passports as part of a scheme by the Metropolitcan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police. The cards are designed to make police officers aware that a person has autism,…

Managed Budgets

A care package under a managed budget can be made up of one or many of the following (dependent on level of need): An in-house service – (e.g. St Quintin’s, Marlborough or Tresham) An activity – (e.g. swimming or horse riding) Inclusion - (e.g. Fit for…

Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 for each baby that does not have to be repaid. If you need help with the cost of buying essential items for a new baby, this grant could help you.…