Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Your Health Visiting team can support you in identifying any additional needs your child may have.

All children develop at their own rate and have their own strengths. If you have any worries about your child’s development please discuss this with members of your health visiting team.

Your child’s progress will be assessed at routine developmental reviews between the ages of 1 year and again at 2-2.5yrs and any difficulties can be discussed and support and advice given.

If it is felt your child would benefit from further extra support, the HV team works with a number of different agencies that can support your child. These may be speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community paediatrician, audiology and Portage service. Referrals to all these services can be made by a member of the health visiting team.

Sutton’s local offer website helps children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families to find information about services that are available in their local area: https://suttoninformationhub.org.uk/pages/send-local-offer


Playwise Learning CIC (Community Interest Company) has been established to offer parents and carers of young disabled children and the professionals that support them with a wider range of services to help reduce the impact of disability and SEND and support families on their journey. Playwise offers new, innovative and bespoke interventions for families either at home, the community hub or in their learning setting. Playwise supports children aged 0-8 years. For more information and how to access support form Playwise visit: Playwise

Contact us

Your Health Visiting teams can be contacted on:

Telephone: 020 8770 5409.

Email: hcpadmin@sutton.gov.uk

You will also be able to speak to a duty Health visitor on this number if you have concerns or require support. 

Sutton Health Visiting is also on Facebook