The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Social Inclusion

About our service

The Council believes that all young people should be educated within their local mainstream school wherever appropriate. However, we recognise that mainstream education will not always be right for every young person all of the time.

We work with schools and parents to ensure children and young people are educated in the most appropriate setting for them and to deal with any issues that may arise.

This service is provided free of charge, as this is funded from the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG).

What we offer

The service has high-quality professionals experienced in working with young people who are vulnerable, display challenging behaviour or who have been excluded from school.

We work with your school to ensure that young people are educated in appropriate educational provision.

Benefits of using our service

  • We will support you to develop inclusive practices and the ethos of inclusion
  • We work in partnership with schools, sharing specialist skills and knowledge across the borough to deal with the many challenges around the inclusion agenda
  • We offer a preventative practice that includes early identification of need and early intervention and support
  • We work with the school and parents/carers for young people at risk of exclusion


Cheryle Davies, Head of Behaviour, Attendance and Children Missing Education (BACME)
020 8496 1718

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Last updated: 02 June 2017 by Barry Fong
The service has been praised for the leadership of the Local Authority Fair Access Protocol by the Department for Education (DfE).