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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…

Multi-agency assessment and referral form fair processing notice

Westminster City Council is working in partnership with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to develop an online portal for assessment and referral into Children’s Services (Early Help referrals only in RBKC). This product is called the Multi-Agency Assessment and Referral Form (MAARF), the method…

My Personal Passport

What is My Personal Passport? The Personal Passport has been designed by the local authority as an easy way for staff to find out important information about the children and young people they work with who have SEND. It includes: Things staff must know about…

New 'Recovery and Resilience' resource for nurseries and schools

As we pass the date that marks two years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Bi-borough Educational Psychology Consultation Service (EPCS) has developed a 'Recovery and Resilience' resource booklet for nurseries and schools affected by Grenfell. The booklets provide information and practical advice for staff…

Ofsted registered childcare in Westminster

Information about Ofsted registered childcare provision is held by Westminster Family Information Service (FIS).  Listings of all Ofsted registered childcare provision is available via this directory. Please contact Westminster Family Information Service on 07971 625922 or Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet your requirements.…

Out-of-borough schools

The borough has some of the highest performing maintained schools in the country. The outcomes for pupils with SEND are better here than the national average.  The Ofsted ratings of our local schools mean that families are assured of a school that is rated good…

Parent Zone

Drawn by Alfie, age 7The Parent Zone is the part of the Local Offer where parents can get answers to the questions that matter to them. Independent Family Support Please click here for information about independent support and advice available for your family   Questions…

Parents find out about local services at Make it Happen's SEND Local Offer Event

Local parents came up to Westminster City Hall on Thursday 19th September for Make it Happen's Local Offer event, offering a chance to chat with wide-ranging services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   The event, which was organised…