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Southwark Local Offer Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Southwark Local Offer Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Autumn 2018
The Local Offer is a valuable resource for families and professionals offering information on the services and provisions available in Southwark for children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.

Short breaks are opportunities for children and young people with SEND to have time away from their families or primary carers, to relax and have fun.

They also provide parents and carers of disabled children with a necessary and valuable break from their caring responsibilities.

Parents of children and young people with SEND or Young People with SEND who live in Southwark can help shape the future of Short Breaks by attending one of our focus groupsÂ

To find out more or book your place, please visit:


If your child has an EHCP and is due to start secondary school in September 2019, the deadline to apply for schools is Friday 19th October.Â

If you need advice about the process or secondary school options, please contact the SIAS Team on 020 7535 3104 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Preparing for Adulthood project brings together some of the work going on across Southwark Council and NHS which supports young people to succeed in four important areas of their life:
  • getting a job,
  • being healthy,
  • having friends and being a part of a community
  • learning independent living skills and having somewhere to live
The aim is to make it easy for you to get the help you need to succeed!
Read the full programme here:Â


Autus is a small charity creating exciting opportunities for growth, learning and work for young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and complex needs.

Using innovative and engaging virtual environment, Autus offers a range of programmes and activities to help build confidence and develop social communication, digital and employability skills.

Find out more by visiting:

FREE books for Southwark children born in 2016, 2017, and 2018!

If your child was born on or after 1 December 2015 and you live in Southwark, sign up to receive free books every month until their fifth birthday from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability or send your child’s details to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spa School Camberwell - Open mornings for parents/carers

Spa School Camberwell opens in September 2019. The school is a special school for pupils with Autism aged 4-16 and will open with classes for all year groups.

Parents and carers choosing a special school place for September 2019 are invited to come along to one of our open mornings.

For more information, please visit: 



Eagle House School are offering programme of FREEÂ parent/carer workshops offering expert advice, guidance and support to families and carers of young children with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

Find out more by visiting:Â

Southwark offers a range of travel training to help young people and adults gain the skills to travel independently with confidence
For more information about the different travel training options available, visit:

The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the SEND Tribunal™, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial.

Before April 2018, you were able to appeal the educational aspects of EHC plans. The trial gives you new rights to request recommendations about the health and social care needs and provision specified in EHC plans, in addition to the educational aspects, when making a SEND appeal. This will mean the Tribunal will take a more holistic, person-centred view of the needs of the child or young person.

You can find out more about these changes by visiting:
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