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Children aged 5-11 go to a primary school and older children aged 11 - 18 go to secondary schools. Primary schools can be for children aged 5 -11 or may be infant schools (from ages 5-7) and junior schools (from ages 7-11). Special schools often…

I am worried about my child's health and development

All children are individual and will develop at different rates. However, to get a general idea ‘milestones’ are used to help track your child’s development and to give an indication as to whether they are progressing at a ‘typical’ rate. This page contains responses to…

Support for parents and carers

Most families of disabled children can access the support they need directly without a social care assessment or intervention. There are a number of universal and targeted services available to families through the local offer. These include parenting support services, short breaks and leisure activities…

Information on disagreement resolution and mediation processes for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Parents of children with SEND expect that the services they receive will support their child to reach their desired aspirations and outcomes. Royal Greenwich works in partnership with parents to achieve this and always hopes to resolve any disagreements at an early stage. These disagreements…

Early Help in Royal Greenwich

The Early Help service is available for children and families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Wherever possible, the additional needs of children, young people and their families will be met through universal early help services within the family’s community including children’s centres, community centres,…

Personal Budgets

Personal Budgets A personal budget is an amount of money or resource that is allocated to meet the outcomes agreed in your child or young person’s Support Plan or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) if they cannot be met by the services already…

Education & Schools

Children aged 5-11 go to a primary school and older children aged 11 - 18 go to secondary schools. Primary schools can be for children aged 5 -11 or may be infant schools (from ages 5-7) and junior schools (from ages 7-11). Special schools often…

Preventions Information

Supporting practitioners to identify appropriate and timely interventions to support local families

Receiving a diagnosis

Finding out that your child has a special educational need or disability can be a confusing and emotional time for parents. While some may receive a specific diagnosis, others may be told their child has an additional need or global developmental delay. In some cases…

Receiving a diagnosis

Finding out that your child has a special educational need or disability can be a confusing and emotional time for parents. While some may receive a specific diagnosis, others may be told their child has an additional need or global developmental delay. In some cases…