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COVID-19 - I am a parent/SENCO and I need support with...

Please click the sections below for advice and guidence around supporting specific areas of need:

COVID-19 - Resources for specific SEND areas

Please click the sections below for specific resources to support children and young people, categrorised by specific SEND need.

COVID-19 - Transition support

Transition resources and templates for school staff and SENCOs Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit (Early Years to Primary) The Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit for Early Years can be used as a guide to your transition processes and can inform your policies and procedures. This document contains information and…

Covid-19 / Coronavirus - SEND resources and information (WCC)

We have created this page on the SEND Local Offer to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities. We will also add any relevant updates from specific…

Dating and relationships for young people with SEND

There is no reason why young people with SEND should not be able to form relationships, from making friends to finding love.  There are services in the borough that can help to connect you with other young people in your area, as well as make…

Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…

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…