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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…

Participation and Young People's Voice

We have a new newsletter written by young people, for young people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea with SEND. Click here to read the March edition of the All For Youth newsletter! Bridging the Gap Mental Health Survey - share your voice! A new…

Personal Budgets

Instead of a managed budget where the local authority book and facilitate the child/ young person’s care package through our in-house services or external providers. Instead, you can manage the whole care package through the form of a personal budget. This means the hours, and…

Personalisation, personal budgets and direct payments

What is a personal budget? Personalisation places people at the heart of the assessment and discussions about how they would like their services delivered, ensuring they have as much choice and control over the shape of their support as possible. It enables the provision of…

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (Aug 2020) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Pre-school health notifications

When a health care professional identifies that a young child, under 5, may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) they are required by law to tell the local authority. This is called a Health Early Notification. In the Bi-Borough (Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster),…