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Choosing childcare for children with SEND Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, but it is particularly challenging if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).  In this article you will find information on: Finding childcare What…

Looked after children (children in care)

Hackney’s Promise Hackney Social Care promises that when a child becomes a looked after child or young person, they will be look after in the best way Hackney possibly can. Find out more: Hackney's promise to looked after children Coming into care Hackney promises to be…

Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care

Adults Personal Budgets an Overview: A Personal budget is the amount of money the Council has assessed is needed to meet someone’s eligible social care needs. Having a personal budget is intended to give young people more choice and control about the help, support or…

Personal Transport Budgets

A Personal Transport Budget may be provided by the Local Authority as an option to parents / carers of children and young people with SEND who meet the government's set criteria for the provision of Home to School transport.   This is part of the…

Personal Budgets for Education

Personal Budgets for education Hackney Learning Trust will consider requests for personal education budgets on a case by case basis. In section J of the Education health and Care plans there will be a specified amount that could be a personal budget. This amount is…

Types of school places for children with SEND

All children are entitled to an education. Different school options suit different children with different needs but all schools should be welcoming to students with SEND. Schools should use their best endeavours to make sure students with SEND are appropriately supported and make reasonable adjustments…

Parent and carers resource page

Special Educational Needs and Disability - the law The 2014 Children and Families Act paved the way support is given to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND) in England. Relevant legal changes are set out in the Children and Families…

Resources page for SENCOs, SEND professionals and others

Since the reforms each local authority has been required to put all relevant SEND information in one place. In Hackney this is here on Hackney's Local Offer website.  SEND services are changing rapidly in response to new requirements. We aim to have the most relevant…

Personal Budgets - children's social care:

Information about Personal Budgets from Social Care for children and young people aged 0-18.  In Hackney, families who have been assessed by the Disabled Children’s Service or Children Social Care teams and who have identified as in need of additional support are able to get a…

What support is there in the Early Years for children in Hackney aged 0 – 5?

This article is about the range of services and support available to young children aged 0 – 5 years old with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND). You can find out more about what service are available to support families and children from birth…
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