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Local Offer Art Competition 2019 - Gallery

We are very grateful to the incredibly talented children and young people across the Bi-Borough who entered our 2019 Local Offer Art Competition. As well as beginning to see the spectacular artwork displayed throughout the Local Offer site, you can find all the entries in…

Local Offer Who's Who

Click one the departments below to find out more about the people helping to run SEND Services across Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea: Local Offer SEN Service Short Breaks Education Health Travel Care Transition Parent Forums

London police forces launch autism alert card scheme

People with autism across London will be offered new autism alert cards or passports as part of a scheme by the Metropolitcan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police. The cards are designed to make police officers aware that a person has autism,…

Managed Budgets

A care package under a managed budget can be made up of one or many of the following (dependent on level of need): An in-house service – (e.g. St Quintin’s, Marlborough or Tresham) An activity – (e.g. swimming or horse riding) Inclusion - (e.g. Fit for…

Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 for each baby that does not have to be repaid. If you need help with the cost of buying essential items for a new baby, this grant could help you.…

Mediation process and procedure

Parents and young people can go through mediation following decisions made by the local authority such as: a decision not to carry out an EHC needs assessment a decision not to issue an EHC Plan a decision not to amend an EHC Plan a decision to…

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health…

Mental health of children & young people with SEND

Drawn by Abdellah, age 8 There is a complex relationship between poor mental health and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Children and young people with SEND can be at higher risk of mental health difficulties than those without SEND. Meanwhile, mental health difficulties may…

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government, providing  Advice and guides to help improve your finances Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead Support over the phone and online

Money Matters

All parents may find caring for a child puts a strain on their household budget. If you are caring for a child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), this strain might be particularly large. Specialist equipment and services, transport, and extra day-to-day costs can…