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Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…

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…

SafeCall

SafeCall is a scheduled telephone call to children who are referred to us by professionals working with them. They will be offered a non-judgemental, safe space to talk about their experiences in confidence. We will reassure them that there is a way out, support them…

School dates and holidays

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…

School SEN Policies and Information Reports

Schools (including mainstream schools, nurseries, and academy schools) must publish information on their websites about their arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with SEN. This includes their SEN Policy and SEN Information Report. These should be freely available to download from their websites and must…

SEN Strategy Refresh - 2021-2024

The Westminster City Council Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (our ‘SEND Strategy’) was published in 2018. The nature of co-production, learning from the experiences of our local community and aiming to deliver outstanding services in an ever changing…

SEN Support Toolkit

On this page, you will find a range of useful documents that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The SEN Support Toolkit explains the responsibilities on early years providers, schools and post…

SEND Events at London Transport Museum

For seven days every year, London Transport Museum opens its doors outside of usual hours to create a relaxed atmosphere perfect for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  A these special times, the museum will be quiet and free from…

SEND funding in mainstream schools: what can you expect your school to provide?

This page explains the funding mainstream schools in the Bi-borough receive to help support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  Schools SEND funding explained  Mainstream schools receive funding for pupils with SEND in 3 parts: Core funding for universal provision - funding provided…

SEND Multi-Agency Good Practice Event: Annual Reviews and Transitions

Our latest Bi-borough SEND Multi-Agency Good Practice Event took place on Wednesday 6th February in the at Kensington Town Hall and was attended by over 60 professionals from across a range of services and settings. The focus for the event was ‘Annual Reviews and Transition’…