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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…

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

Download Local Offer leaflets or posters

Below you can downalod digital copies of our Local Offer leaflets and posters.  Posters display a summary of what the Local Offer is and a link to the website. Leafelts provide more details information about what the Local Offer contains, who it is for, and…

Download the Local Offer app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Local Offer easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Early Help

In Westminster we use the term early help to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…

Early Intervention and Support Team 0-5

This team will be the first Service that families get referred to following a diagnosis and/or a referral from one of the Child Development Clinics.  The Practitioners in this team will be providing a higher level of support and working with families around targeted interventions…

Early years and childcare

Drawn by Aurora, age 7When children are aged between 0-5 years, they are said to be in their “early years”. The early years are an important time for all children because experiences early-on in life can have long-term effects on development. They can be especially…

Early years funding for children with SEND

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Early years support in the home

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…