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Alert: Heatwave

High temperatures both outdoors and indoors may harm children’s health. In the event of a heatwave alert, local authorities will be alerted by the Met Office, and the alert will be more widely publicised. The advice given here.  focuses specifically on children and is provided for…

Applying for and choosing schools if your child has special educational needs

Drawn by Callum, age 8 Most children with special educational needs can be taught in mainstream schools. If your child has more severe or complex needs they may need to go to a special school or school with a special unit.   Applying for school…

Approaches used in the Bi-borough to support with autism

The Bi-borough uses a team made up of a wide range of professionals to support a personalised approach for meeting a child with autism’s individual support needs. Over the years, a number of teaching approaches have been proposed. These include interventions that target specific areas. These…

Assessing children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Children with special educational needs (SEN) have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. Special educational needs aren't always a lifelong problem. Some children only need support for a short time. Just because your child is learning more slowly than others doesn't mean…

Assessment of SEN

Your child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).…

Assessment request forms related to the Education, Health and Care process

Assessment request forms related to the Education Health and Care (EHC) plan process: EHC Education Setting Request Form EHC Parent Carer Request Form EHC Social Care request for professional advice EHC Professional Information and Advice form Short Term Contingency Funding Request Form (for students without an EHC…

Autism Zone

I am... A parent wondering if my child is autistic A parent of an autistic child An autistic young person Interested in Autism Training

Behaviour

Although the primary responsibility for managing behaviour and attendance lies with schools and parents, behaviour services offer support in managing the needs of children and young people who are exhibiting behavioural difficulties, who are at risk of developing behavioural difficulties, or who are at risk…

Bereavement

The council has adopted the Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership and is a Charter Member of their Charter for the Bereaved. Under this there are two central promises which are as follows: To comply with the charter rights and national standards. To provide a…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation…