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Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Common SEND needs explained

There are lots of reasons for a child or young person to have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). On this page, you can find information on the most common causes across the Bi-Borough.  Click on one of the links below to read about what…

Continuing care for children with complex health needs

Continuing Care describes bespoke health and care packages delivered by the NHS to children and young people (aged 0-18) with complex health needs which cannot otherwise be met with local universal or specialist services. Children and young people eligible to receive Continuing Care will have…

COVID-19 - I am a parent/SENCO and I need support with...

Please click the sections below for advice and guidence around supporting specific areas of need:

COVID-19 - Resources for specific SEND areas

Please click the sections below for specific resources to support children and young people, categrorised by specific SEND need.

COVID-19 - Transition support

Transition resources and templates for school staff and SENCOs Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit (Early Years to Primary) The Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit for Early Years can be used as a guide to your transition processes and can inform your policies and procedures. This document contains information and…

Covid-19 / Coronavirus - SEND resources and information (WCC)

We have created this page on the SEND Local Offer to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities. We will also add any relevant updates from specific…

Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

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…