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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…

Emotional wellbeing and mental health services

Here you can find out about some of the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHS) available to support young people, their families and schools in the area. CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services are for children and young people aged 0-18 and their families…

Funding equipment in schools for pupils with SEND

In general, it is the responsibility of the school and education setting to fund equipment that supports the needs of children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who attend.  However, the Local Authority understands that it is not always reasonable to…

Health

Drawn by Nico, age 6Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can have varying and often complex health needs. This may mean they are cared for by a range of health professionals from different services. Most health services in the UK…

Health Benefits

There are a number of National Health Service (NHS) benefits that parents and carers may claim for their children. Women who are pregnant or who have had a baby in the last 12 months will get free prescriptions and free NHS dental treatment with a…

Health Matters - Online Resource

Health Matters is a digital hub that supports the health visiting and school nursing services delivered by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust across 9 boroughs in London. CLCH runs children’s services in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Barnet, Brent, Richmond, Hounslow, Harrow…

Hospital Passports

What is a Hospital Passport? If you or your child have a disability that makes it difficult to communicate, you may benefit from having a hospital passport. A hospital passport is a way of communicating to healthcare professionals about the best way to support you…

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health…

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…

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…