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Pre-school health notifications

When a health care professional identifies that a young child, under 5, may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) they are required by law to tell the local authority. This is called a Health Early Notification. In the Bi-Borough (Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster),…

Sexual Health

Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health as well as your emotional and social wellbeing. It's important to take care of your sexual health and to talk about sex and relationships with your loved ones. More information on Sexual Health can…

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…

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…

Westminster Disabled Children's Team eligibility criteria

Download the Westminster Disabled Children's Team eligibility criteria here. >> Eligibility criteria [PDF] 41 Kb The document attached is designed to provide a better understanding of set eligibility criteria for accessing a service from the Disabled Children’s Team (DCT). It aims to explain the way…

What happens if a child/young person is missing school due to illness?

What is the medical needs policy? This policy sets out the Local Authority’s and schools’ responsibilities together with what our partners in the Local Area will do, to provide full time education for children of compulsory school age who, because of illness, or long term…

What is a Designated Medical Officer (DMO)?

Designated Medical Officer (DMO) / Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) The purpose of the role is to co-ordinate and improve health SEND planning and practice within the local area.  The post-holder is employed by the CCG.   Duties of this function…

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?

The Children and Families Act puts children and young people at the centre of the assessment and planning process so that outcomes are co-produced with parents/carers and/or with young people themselves; 16 to 25 year olds should be especially involved with this. Education, health and care (EHC) plans are are legal…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

What should a school do to support children/young people with medical conditions?

All schools should have a Medical Conditions Policy which states how the school will support children with medical conditions. This should include the procedures for getting the right care, the training in place and who is responsible for making sure the policy is carried out.…