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Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Westminster relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. 

Training to help support children and young people with autism

  Training for Parents: Parents' Autism Awareness Course (PAAC) The local authority's Autism and Early Years Intervention Team (AEYIT) provide regular Parent's Autism Awareness Courses (PAACs) to provide information and practical strategies for the families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The team run…

Transferring between stages of education if your child has an EHCP

What is phase transfer? When a child or young person moves from one stage of education to another, this is called a phase transfer. Phase transfers happens whenever a child or young person makes the following transitions in their educational journey: early years setting to…

Travel Care & Support Team (or SEN Passenger Transport)

The Travel Care and Support Team commissions and manages a range of transport operators who provide transport for schools. For information about applying for travel assistance please use this link. The Travel Care team cannot accept new referrals directly from the public. However, if you…

Travel Care and Support Service – Home to School Travel

AUGUST 2020 - LETTER TO PARENTS In advance of the return to school in September 2020, please click this link for a letter regarding Special Educational Needs Transport and what we are doing to reduce the health risks on your child’s journey from home to school and back.…

Troubled Families

The council is taking part in the government’s Troubled Families programme 2015 to 2020. This is a cross agency programme led by Children’s Services to identify and help families with complex needs. In order to identify and support families experiencing complex difficulties, the council and partner organisations,…

Turn2Us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They can help you check what benefits you may be entitled to or looks for funds that might be able to give you a…

Types of educational setting and how they support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Across the Bi-borough, there are various types of schools and settings. These each provide support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in different ways. The type of school or setting which is best-suited to…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Download the information below.

Volunteering

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster where you can donate your time to help people and good causes. There are many ways to volunteer with Team Westminster. Find a volunteering opportunity on our new volunteering website. Team Westminster Social Action Fit volunteering around…