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Home to school travel assistance

Dear ParentsIf your child has been allocated a bus place to travel to and from school from September 2019, please note the specific information regarding your assigned route number, collection times and locations will be sent to you by CT Plus on week commencing 19th…

Blind or Visually Impaired Services

All children and young people who live in London Borough of Waltham Forest who are blind or visually impaired can access support from Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired (a Certificate of  Vision Impairment is not required). Click here to find out more about…

Asperger syndrome

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person's social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be…

Children and Young People's Disability Register

All councils keep a register of children and young people with disabilities in their borough. It’s part of our responsibility under the Children Act 1989. In Waltham Forest we use the information from the register to plan the type of services, activities and events that…

Your feedback and the Local Offer

The most important part of developing Waltham Forest's Local Offer website is to continually consult with our parents, carers and young people. To highlight some of the most significant new features of the site, we have created the below list of the most popular requests and…

Early Years SEND Team Home Visitors (Portage)

A special educational needs home visiting programme which offers practical and emotional support, learning activities, help and advice in the care and development of children in their Early Years (0-5) The service is underpinned by Portage and Early Support principles. Families are visited at home…

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging. Read on for advice and information, or click on the links below to take you to a particular area of interest:  Feeding…

Support and advice for carers

There are many different sources of advice and support for carers in Waltham Forest.  To find out if you’re eligible for support you can first visit Carers UK for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria.

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs. About you: are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham…

Employment, Training, Further and Higher Education for 19 to 25 year olds

This section of the Local Offer is aimed at assisting young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities with all aspects of adult learning, employment and business. Whether you are looking to find a new job, progress in current employment, gain a qualification or even…
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