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Social care and family support

Drawn by Ismael, age 7We provide a range of different services to support disabled children and their families. Wherever possible, we try to enable disabled children and young people to access mainstream services. The philosophy behind our services is that they should help families lead…

Social Services and Family Support

Social Services and family support What we do and who we can help Many people are worried that contacting children's social services will mean that children are taken into care. In fact, unless a child is in danger, we will work hard with parents to help…

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) privacy notice

As part of its role in relation to statutory assessment processes, and the ongoing monitoring of children and young people who have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), the Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) Service is required to collect and process data about children,…

Specialist resource bases in mainstream schools

The aim of a specialist resource base is to provide targeted support which enables children to make progress, achieve their identified outcomes and continue to access the mainstream curriculum while being provided with a specialist intervention programme. This may include additional and different provision, such…

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and…

Speech and language therapy for early years

Speech and language therapists run drop-in sessions at children’s centres for parents/carers to find out more about speech and language needs, the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service, and discuss any concerns they have with their child’s speech, language, and communication development. Further support provided…

Speech and language therapy for school aged children and young people

Children and young people with speech and language needs in their EHCP can access direct speech and language therapy at their school. Therapists work in partnership with schools, and provide staff with advice, training, and strategies to support the development of all school children’s speech,…

Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay? When you adopt or have a child through surrogacy, you’re entitled to a year off work and up to 39 weeks’ Statutory Adoption Pay. Who gets it?Only one person in a couple can take adoption leave and pay.…

Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay? One or two weeks’ paid time off work so that you can help look after your new baby. Who gets it?You must be: The child’s biological father or adopter The mother’s partner The intended parent (if you’re having…

Strategies and Plans

Listed below are links to some relevent local strategies and plans related to special educational needs and disabilities. This page will be regularly updated: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy (2018-2021) This strategy sets out the plans of the borough to improve outcomes for local…