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Assistance with travel

Nearly all types of disabilities and impairments can make travelling and getting around a challenge. There are a number of support services available that can provide valuable assistance.  Find out about the most common types of support available below. Please be advised that the linked…

Childcare options

There's a range of childcare options available if you're: returning to work looking for a free early education and childcare place for your two, three or four year old seeking play opportunities for your child or children needing someone to care for your child while…

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The award is recognised by employers and training organisations. Taking part will enhance your CV and college/university applications. If your school or college is not running the award, an open award group is running in Leytonstone for bronze and silver groups. If you are interested…

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…

Education and training

As an adult, it can be tough taking the first step back into education, especially if you struggle with a long-term health problem or disability, or if you're looking after someone else. Learning something new can boost your self-esteem and help you meet new people.…

Education, Health and Care Pathway (EHC Plans)

In September 2014 the Children and Families Act was implemented which changed the way that children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities are assessed. Statements of special educational needs (SEN) were replaced as part of these reforms by Education, Health and…

Find out about Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the main Special Educational Needs information page on the Local Offer. Here you can find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support. Most children with SEND can get…

Health Guide for Children in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest CCG has developed a downloadable guide, website and app to help parents looks after the health of their children. 'A Parent's guide to Child Health and Common Illnesses’ is packed full of tips to help parents safely manage any worrying symptoms safely at home, and…

Holiday activity programme - Summer

Here you can find a complete listing of exciting activities and events that are running in Waltham Forest throughout the Summer break. There really is something for everyone including amazing arts and crafts, dazzling dramatics and outdoor adventures. We have: FREE family sessions for 5…

Special Schools and Resourced Provision

In Waltham Forest there are different types of schools for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ranging from mainstream schools with their own support and additional support through EHC plans to mainstream schools with additionally resourced provision to special schools. In…
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