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Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability If you/your…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Disagreements process and procedure

Click here to see the SEND tribunal process chart. Disagreement resolution arrangements are put in place to resolve a wide-range of disagreements including: Performance of duties SEN provision Disagreements over health and social care provision; and Disagreements between health commissioners and local authorities Disagreement resolution…

Disagreements, mediation and the SEND Tribunal

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all local authorities and health commissioner services to provide an independent mediation and dispute resolution service to help when parents/carers, young people, schools, health care services and the local authority cannot agree on how to meet a child…

Do I have to pay for childcare?

All parents/carers with a child aged 3-4 years are entitled to receive 15 hours of free early education in a nursery or pre-school setting which can be accessed for 38 weeks of the year. If you are working, you may also be eligible for an…

Does my child have SEND?

During your child’s early years, you may not know whether they have SEND or not. Many parents have concerns about their child’s development. While most of the time it is just a normal part of growing up, you should highlight any worries you have with…

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

Download Local Offer leaflets or posters

Below you can downalod digital copies of our Local Offer leaflets and posters.  Posters display a summary of what the Local Offer is and a link to the website. Leafelts provide more details information about what the Local Offer contains, who it is for, and…

Download the Local Offer app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Local Offer easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Early Help

In Westminster we use the term early help to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…