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Childcare

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…

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. This is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth. Crebral Palsy (CP) is the most common of all childhood disabilities, affecting…

Preparing to start reception class at primary school - children with SEND

Transition – help with getting children with SEND ready for school Starting primary school can be one of the biggest transitions in a child’s life.  As a parent you will want to support your child in any way you can.  Most parents worry about how…

All about Wiki websites and how they help families and young people with SEND...

What is a wiki? Wikis are bespoke accessible, simple, secure, visual easy to build websites that can be about an individual person or a service. They can be used to create person-centred plans using pictures, words, video and sound to capture a person’s “voice”, wishes,…

Independent and Non-maintained Special Schools

Independent schools are usually privately run for profit. Non-maintained schools are usually managed by charitable organisations and are not profit-making. Neither are maintained by local authorities. Most children with an education health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs will be suitably…

Preparing for Adulthood - Health and well being Pathways

Planning for good health:  • Person-centred transition planning should enable young people to have a strong voice and focus on their hopes, aspirations and goals. • Young people with disabilities and complex health needs should have a health plan as part of their transition plan;…

What does the local authority / Hackney Learning Trust expect schools and other education settings to do?

This article sets out Hackney Learning Trust’s authority-wide description of the special educational and training provision it expects to be available for children and young people who have SEN or disabilities from providers of relevant settings including: early years education maintained schools non-maintained special schools…

How does Hackney assist pupils with SEND to access schools and the National Curriculum?

Hackney, like all other Local Authorities in the UK, has a legal requirement to ensure that all children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND) have access to the National Curriculum through differentiation / their work being broken down helpfully.…

Transport - General information

This page provides more general information on getting out and about in Hackney and London if you have a disability.  Last updated 04/04/17

Preparing for adulthood - Independence & Independent living

  People with learning disabilities should be able to choose: where to live who to live with Many young people with SEND still do not have this choice and most still live with their families. This can be a good solution if that is what…
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