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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…

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 website? Wiki websites help young people and their families to show their interests and hopes for the future to others that are involved with the family. They are able to hold important and helpful information on a young person that helpfully…

Careers Festival – Post 16 exam careers event

Come and get advice and support following exam results and leaving school. Local colleges, training providers, apprenticeships and employment opportunities will all be at the event, handing out advice. Date: 30 August Time: 1-4pm, Phone: 020 8356 2124 e-mail: Maxcine.hill-beattie@hackney.gov.uk

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;…

Hackney's SEND Provision Capital Grant – Plan of Intent published...

In March 2017 government committed £215 million nationally, capital funding (special provision fund) to support local authorities to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)... Find out more about the consultation process: Consultations and engagement opportunities... Find out…

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/overseen by local authorities. Most children with an education health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs will be able…

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

Offer a warm welcome.. We want to encourage parents/carers of children and young people with SEND to visit schools, and for schools to be aware of and plan for needs, rather than this be a surprise when the child is allocated directly through the general…

What is a school SEN information report?

Schools and SEN information: Under the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms each schools is required to provide information for parents on how they support children and young people with SEND. There are two main sources of SEND information that parents can access from…
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