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Consultations and engagement opportunities...

On this page of Hackney's Local Offer website you can find out about current engagement opportunities, pilot projects, piolt schemes or SEND relevant policies that are being consulted on. 

You can look at the information made available or attend events to find out more, then make comments or respond.

Taking part in these opportunities means your views will be taken into account when further developments and final decisions are being made about services and support both nationally and locally.

There are other places where consultations are available but the ones on Hackney's Local Offer website will be particularly relevant to parents of and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) who live in Hackney.

If you become aware of any consultations that would be suitable for/of particular interest to readers of this page please contact us so we can add them. 


Page last updated 25/03/19

Children’s Centres - parents and carer engagement campaign

Hackney is currently running a major engagement campaign to find out  what parents and carers think about Children’s Centres and the services they provide.   

There are 21 children’s centres across Hackney, offering a wide range of services for expectant parents and families with young children.

The Council wants parents and carers who have used, currently use or may use children’s centres in the future to share their experiences and thoughts about the services on offer, what they value most and any ideas for making them better in the future.

Services on offer in Children’s centres include:

  • early education and child care
  • stay and play activities
  • parenting support
  • child and family health services
  • advice and training
  • ESOL classes (English for speakers of other languages)
  • employment support

By hearing from parents and carers who have used, currently use or may use children’s centres in the future, the Council hopes to find out about the services residents value the most and how they could be improved in the future. Parents and carers will also be asked for their feedback about changes to childcare subsidies approved by Hackney Council Cabinet last month.


The information gathered from this engagement exercise will help shape the future of Hackney’s Children Centres ensuring that services reflect local needs and continue to support children at risk of underachievement.


Have your say on Children’s Centres…

 “We want to make sure we understand what matters most to those who use our children’s centres.” Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Families, Early Years and Play

Give feedback online until 5th July: https://hackneychildrenscentres.commonplace.is/

Speak to us at drop-in events at Children’s Centres and fun days across the borough from May – July

Call us: 020 8820 7590


Press release and further information on the engagement campaign: https://news.hackney.gov.uk/have-your-say-about-hackneys-childrens-centres/

POET (Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool) survey / questionnaire

POET are asking for help from young people, parents and carers and, people working in SEND services to find out how well the extra support that children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) works for them.

Children, young people, families and practitioners from across the country worked with In Control to make these questionnaires for people about the process of getting and maintaining additional support. Some young people may get this support through an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) but others may not.

We are interested in getting views on:

  • the process of having extra support
  • what it has achieved for you or your son or daughter 

 

What are the different surveys for?

There are three different POET surveys for people living in London Borough of Hackney but you only need to answer the survey that is aimed at you:

  • Hackney London Borough Council - Children and young people who have additional support 2019
  • Hackney London Borough Council - Parents of children and young people who have additional support 2019
  • Hackney London Borough Council - Practitioners working with children and young people who have additional support 2019

 

Who’s asking and why do they want to know?

The survey is being carried out by a charity called 'In Control'. They want to know how the support available has been introduced and how helpful it is.

Note: If you would like to know more about the work of In Control or see previous Children and Young People’s POET reports you can find out more on their website.

Web: www.in-control.org.uk 

Phone: 01564 821 650

 

Who will read the answers?

  • Your local authority, school or health service may get information based on the answers you have given to the survey but they will not know who wrote them. 
  • In Control will also read your answers. People who read your answers will not know who wrote them.
  • We may also make the information based on the answers we receive available through a public archive.

 

What happens to the information/answers you provide?

Locally, the results of this survey will be used to monitor how we are doing and how we can make improvements. The information gathered will also be used to help improve the support available across the country and be used to write reports that will be made public.  

 

Do I have to answer all the questions?

No.  You do not have to take part in the survey at all or you can choose to answer some or all of the questions.

 

Do I have to do it now?

This years POET survey / questionnaire is open from Septemeber 2018 - July 2019

Ok! How do I take part?

Choose the survey that best suits your involvement in the process of getting extra SEND support.

Take the survey:

 

How can I take the survey if I can’t access the information online?

The documents relating to the survey can be downloaded from the download section of this page.

If you are a young person you can ask for help completing the survey from your parents, someone at your school or college, a health professional, your plan coordinator, the Information, Advice and Support service SENDIAGS. Phone: 020 7275 6036

Short Breaks - Hit Squad

The HIT squad have created a survey in order to get feedback form parents/carers on their experiences of using local attractions and leisure settings to access activities for children and young people with SEND.

The HIT squad are hoping to work more closely with local attractions (e.g. cinemas, museums, theatres etc.) and leisure settings/activities in order to make Hackney a more inclusive borough, but need to gain more information from parents first.

The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. We have had some fantastic feedback already and are hoping to hear many more voices. Feedback from parents and carers is incredibly useful in helping us understand what works well and what needs to be developed. 

Your feedback will be used to promote recommended activities, to develop training packages, to provide staff training and to set up new activities.

Take the survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PVM4Q/  

You can also e-mail HIT squad to tell us which leisure settings you recommend or would like to be more inclusive: huh-tr.hitsquad@nhs.net

Investing in New SEND Provision

Hackney Council has been allocated £1.9m government capital grants funding to invest in provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), specifically those with Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

This grant funding is to be used to develop new places or expand existing provision to help meet the increase in pupils with EHC Plans in the borough.

Capital grants funding can be used to build for example:

  • specialised classrooms
  • expand existing classrooms

The Department for Education say this will help "...transform the lives of thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities, by increasing school capacity and making it easier for them to access good school places."

The government’s details of allocations and the template that needs to be published can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-provision-capital-funding-for-pupils-with-ehc-plans.

To receive the capital funding, each Local Authority must develop, consult on, and publish on their Local Offer a Special Provision Plan of projects to develop SEND provision for children and young people with Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

We have created an article where we will keep you updated about the progress we are making with Hackney's SEND Provision Plan. 

Find out more: SEND Provision Plan of Intent - information and updates...

The consultations (phases 1 and 2) and feedback from both, form part of a strategic review of SEND provision by Hackney Learning Trust and has informed the development of a provision plan.

The proposals consulted on focused on increasing places for children and young people with:

•         Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those with

•         Social, Emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs, specifically those who demonstrate challenging or risky behaviours

Local authorities are required to publish their Special Provision Plan for spending the allocated SEN capital funding for 2018 - 2019 by 14th March 2018. 

Hackney’s consultation report, how we consulted parents and carers, and others, including schools is available here:

Previous related documents with information relevant to this consultation are available in the download section of this page or via the links below: 

 

If you have any questions regarding the consultation findings or development of the Special Provision Plan please contact:

Email: Kathryn.Lloyd@learningtrust.co.uk

Phone: 0208 820 7715

Last updated: 14/03/18

Previous consultations...

City and Hackney Autism Survey

The council has launched a survey to collect the views of autistic residents across Hackney and the City of London.

This is the first time autistic people and their families in City and Hackney have been asked their views in this way.

If you are autistic this is your chance to have your say about your experience and any gaps in support.

The survey and related information uses the terms autistic and autism to cover various descriptions of autism, diagnosed or otherwise.

These include; Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and neuro-divergence.


Who is the survey aimed at?

The questions in this survey are for autistic people and is mainly designed to capture the views of autistic residents of Hackney and the City of London.

Carers, please support your loved one to complete the survey or do so on their behalf if they are unable to.

If you are completing this as a carer for an autistic person please answer the questions with or on behalf of them.

Please complete the survey and share it widely with friends and relatives who live in the area.


How can you take part? 

You can find out more and complete the survey here: https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/adult-social-care-commissioning/making-an-autism-friendly-hackney/

 


What will happen with information from the survey?

The survey findings will be used to influence the draft City and Hackney’s Autism Strategy which is under development.

The  Autism Strategy will be made available for public consultation in September 2019. 

This survey opened on 5th February 2019 and closes at the end of April 2019.

Note: The end date has been extended from the 2nd April to allow more time for people to respond and the time for drafting the strategy has been extended also. 

If you have any questions about this survey please contact: Claudette Mendez (Senior Commissioning Officer)

Phone: 02083564016

e-mail: claudette.mendez@hackney.gov.uk


Have your say on blue badge parking in Hackney

Hackney Council is proposing to introduce personalised disabled bays in Hackney, and change the current companion badge parking permissions.

This may affect people who are blue badge holders, commute to work by car and park disabled bays across Hackney or for people who live in the borough.

The aim is to:

  • better protect disabled parking for residents who most need it, and
  • make parking for other blue badge holders simpler to understand.

Take part:

Please complete our online questionnaire or request and return a consultation pack before Monday 5 November 2018.

Visit: https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/parking-services/bluebadge/ 

If you need more information:

  • Email: consultation.parking@hackney.gov.uk
  • Call: 020 8356 8877


Ambitious About Autism - We Need An Education

Ambitious About Autism are currently running two surveys on education for young autistic people.

“The information and experiences shared will inform our We Need An Education campaign -highlighting the problems that autistic children and young people face in the education system.”

Thank you!

Participation Manager at Ambitious about Autism

Surveys can be completed anonymously.

Parent/carer survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K6DBX2C

Youth Council survey for this consultation created for young people here:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D7PGHJC


Help Shape Carer's Services in Hackney

Hackney's adult carers or residents who regularly provide help and assistance to someone over the age of 18 are being asked to share their views on services the Council provides to support them.

We're interested in hearing about your experiences as an unpaid adult carer and finding out about what you think a really good service for adult carers in Hackney would look like. This is your chance to tell us what works well, what you value and what needs to improve.

 If you look after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who lives in Hackney we would really encourage you to complete this questionnaire.

The person or people you care for may be in need of support or services because of:

  • Their age
  • Substance misuse
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Physical or learning disability or illness
  • Mental illness

To find out more and take part follow the link below:  

https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/adult-social-care/help-shape-carers-services-in-hackney-carers/

This consultation closes on the 15th October.

If you need support completing the survey form, do not have internet access or need an alternative format of the survey please call

Daniel on 020 8356 4711.

If you are a carer and have a significant need please contact any of the following teams on:

Adult Social Care: 020 8356 6262

Mental Health: 020 8510 8011

Integrated Learning Disabilities: 020 8356 4777


Hackney Council - Single Equality Scheme

Hackney's adult carers or residents who regularly provide help and assistance to someone over the age of 18 are being asked to share their views on services the Council provides to support them.

We're interested in hearing about your experiences as an unpaid adult carer and finding out about what you think a really good service for adult carers in Hackney would look like. This is your chance to tell us what works well, what you value and what needs to improve.

 If you look after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who lives in Hackney we would really encourage you to complete this questionnaire.

The person or people you care for may be in need of support or services because of:

  • Their age
  • Substance misuse
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Physical or learning disability or illness
  • Mental illness

To find out more and take part follow the link below:  

https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/adult-social-care/help-shape-carers-services-in-hackney-carers/

This consultation closes on the 15th October.

If you need support completing the survey form, do not have internet access or need an alternative format of the survey please call

Daniel on 020 8356 4711.

If you are a carer and have a significant need please contact any of the following teams on:

Adult Social Care: 020 8356 6262

Mental Health: 020 8510 8011

Integrated Learning Disabilities: 020 8356 4777


The Advocacy Project Hackney - Help to shape Hackney’s new commissioning strategy...

The Advocacy Project - Hackney are running a Service user consultation about:

• Housing Related Support

• Floating Support

• Housing with care services

The 6 week consultation will be open on 21st May and close on 1st July.

The people that London Borough of Hackney would like to hear from include:

• Hackney residents who use housing related support, floating support and Housing with Care services, and their family, partners and friends

• Ex-service users or those who are considering accessing services in Hackney

• Professionals and members of the public with an interest in these services and issues in Hackney


The London Borough of Hackney would like to hear from specific client groups including:

  • Residents with enduring mental illness
  • Residents with autism
  • Residents with Learning Disabilities
  • Residents who hoard
  • Older Adults with care needs
  • Diverse groups [Black and Minority Ethnic

Find out more: The Advocacy Project - Hackney - Supported Housing consultation leaflet  

For any queries about the consultation conatct The Advocacy Project - Hackney.

e-mail: consultation@advocacyproject.org.uk 

Phone: 02039607910


Changing Faces - Face Equality

Changing Faces are a national charity committed to Face Equality – improving awareness and understanding of facial differences.

Changing Faces have received funding to develop some new curricular materials to support school staff with knowledge and practical approaches to enhance their work with children with facial disfigurements and to promote an inclusive school environment for all.

A local SENCO is working with Changing Faces as an advisory teacher and is asking other teachers to help them develop effective classroom resources for their Face Equality in Schools project. 

Please complete this 5 minute survey by 20th July to help Changing Faces understand what makes a good education resource. 

Survey:https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/teachersurveyfaceequalityinschools/

Find out more: https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/campaigns/face-equality


The Short Breaks hit squad are a team of health professionals who work with leisure and activities providers and children to make sure that all children can access and enjoy their chosen Short Break activity.

Short Breaks Hit Squad would like to hear from parents in Hackney to find out more about their experiences of using current leisure services and activities and about any services that families would like to be able to access. 

Please take the time to complete their online survey...

Find out more: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FBVWE/


Calling young people aged 13 – 19 who have used services at Hackney Ark

Hackney Ark is looking for a team of dedicated Young Captains to meet throughout the year to help them improve Hackney Ark for teenagers.

Event: Thursday 26th July

Time: 11: 45 – 2:00pm

Come to Dalston Curve Garden to find out more.

We’ll provide pizza and more information.

Committed Young captains will get the chance to win Amazon or iTunes vouchers.

e-mail: huh-tr.hackneyarkcaptains@nhs.net

Phone: 02070147025

Flyer: Hackney Ark – Young Captains


Elective Home Education - national call for evidence...

There has been a significant rise in parents with young people with SEND choosing to electively home educate because of unsatisfactory experiences in school. 

Between January 2016 and October 2017 the number of home-schooled children increased by 21 per cent to around 45,000 according to ADCS research, although the government believes the true figure could be even higher.

In order to explore this further there is a call for evidence. 

Find out more: Elective Home Education - national call for evidence


SEND Community Event and SEND Co-working Group

Hackney Council will be holding a community event aimed at finding out about residents’ experiences of SEND provision and their ideas for what services might look like in the future in the face of ongoing Government funding freezes for these vital services. The event is aimed at parents, teachers, SENCOs, support staff and local groups.

Those taking part will be asked to discuss key issues in small groups in a ‘roundtable’ setting. This feedback will help to shape Council policies around SEND and will also inform the work of a new SEND Co-design working group.

The event will be chaired by Anne Canning, Group director for Children, Adults and Community Health, and Cllr Kennedy.

It will be held in a central Hackney location on:

Date: Tuesday 26th June

Time: 6.30 – 8:00pm.

Places for this event are limited so those wishing to take part are being asked to sign up to the event at consultation.hackney.gov.uk and search for co-design.

You can also sign up by calling: 0208 356 1739.

Once you have signed up to the event, your place will be confirmed and details of the venue and other relevant information will be sent out.


Co-design working group

In addition to this event we will also be setting up a co-design group that will look at key issues around the current funding for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). The Co-design group will meet regularly over the coming months to:

  • discuss ways forward
  • hear evidence from a range of key stakeholders and
  • formulate proposals.

These will be presented to Hackney Council who will take the agreed proposals out to further public consultation at the end of the year.

The group will be headed by an independent chair and will consist of:

  • Hackney Learning Trust staff
  • Teachers
  • SENCOs
  • local groups and
  • parents

The chair will choose applicants to sit on the group to ensure there is a range of voices and experiences around the table. If you would like more information or would like to get involved with the Co-design working group you can find out more…

Web : consultation.hackney.gov.uk (and search for co-design)

Or contact...

Dan Beagle - Senior Consultation Officer

e-mail:  consultation@hackney.gov.uk

Phone: 0208 356 1739


Extending Rights to Personalised Budgets

Within the NHS, there is an ever-growing shift towards personalisation of health and care.

Personal health budgets are the current mechanism to deliver this. Currently however, only certain groups have a right to personal health budgets. This consultation therefore exlplores extending this right to other groups who we believe could benefit from a more personalised approach to their health and care.

This consultation is seeking views on extending specific groups rights to an integrated personal budget, and also explores the potential to incorporate additional funding streams into that budget. 

  • This consultation opened 6 Apr 2018
  • This consultation closes 8 Jun 2018

To find out more use the contact details below. 

Web: Extending Rights to Personalised Budgets - Online overview and survey

Phone: 02072106350

e-mail: phbrightstohave@dh.gsi.gov.uk


SEND Funding Arrangements - consultation has now closed

This consultation was about proposals to change the current Resource Level arrangements for pupils with SEND to make sure that funding for special educational needs or SEND is sustainable and that children and young people with the greatest needs continue to be supported.

These proposals to change the way high needs ‘top-up’ funding is distributed were intended to give schools the option to access funding more quickly to help support pupils who perhaps do not need an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Documents associated with the original consultation are still available in the download section of this page.

SEND Funding Arrangements Consultation Feedback (21st February 2018) 

Hackney Council has published the findings of the consultation which ran from 31st October until 21st December.

A copy of the report can be found on Hackney Citizen Space SEND Funding Arrangements page.

A draft Equality Impact Assessment is available to provide further information on the reasons for the consultation. 

SEND Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) Final 

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor's response to the report is also available on the same page.

Find out more: https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/communications-and-consultation/send-funding-arrangement/

The consultation report is also available here: 

https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/communications-and-consultation/send-funding-arrangement/results/consultationreport-sendfundingarrangementsfebruary2018.pdf

Who to contact for further information...

If you have any further questions about this particular survey, please

e-mail: consultation@hackney.gov.uk 

...with SEND Funding Arrangements Consultation in the subject heading of the e-mail. 

Senior Consultation Officer

Communications & Consultation 

London Borough of Hackney

Hackney Town Hall

Mare Street

London E8 1EA

Phone: 020 8356 1739


The newley formed Disabled Children’s Partnership...

Disabled Children’s Partnership want help raise awareness for disabled children. 

In England today, there is an unacceptable contrast between the quality of life and opportunities available to disabled children and those without disabilities.

  • 69% of families with disabled children say they receive no support in caring for their child
  • 43% of the general public say they don’t know anyone who is disabled
  • 97% of parents with disabled children say that people do not understand the challenges they face every day

That’s why the Council for Disabled Children are a part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, a growing coalition of more than 35 organisations that have joined forces to fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families in England.

They are launching the Secret Life of Us campaign, which will bring to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face in living a life many of us take for granted.

The campaign intends to:

  • Open the eyes of the public and improve understanding of the issues faced by families on a day-to-day basis
  • Remove the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children
  • Create greater understanding, affinity and empathy for them and their families

Doing this will give them the support to make the changes that will make a real difference to disabled children, young people and their families across England. The campaign will reveal the part of their lives that the public do not see - The Secret Life of Us.

They want people to - SIGN UP TO CAMPAIGN WITH US 

You can follow it on:

Twitter: @DCPcampaign  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCPcampaign


Consultation: Co-production Charter for Hackney and City 

This consultation closed on 29th September 2017

Local residents and patients were invited to give feedback on the first-ever Co-production Charter for Health and Social Care in Hackney and City.

Co-production is defined as designing, reshaping or delivering services in equal partnership with the people who use them in order to create better services and outcomes.

The charter set out the rights people can expect from health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City of London for the co-production of health and social care services.

It also sets out the responsibilities of people engaged in co-production and expected ways of working when co-producing services.

Find out more: Hackney's Co-production Charter


Hackney Council asked local carers and people with disabilities to help choose a new equipment provider.

This consultation has ended. 

The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) is responsible for delivering community equipment like handrails on stair asked to work with residents to choose who the new provider would be.

To aid participation the produced an Easy Read Guide for this consultation

To find out more please contact.

Rosita Tehrani: 0208 356 5397

Email: ASCengagement@hackney.gov.uk


The Department for Education primary assessment system in England consultation:

The Department for Education launched a public consultation exercise about the future of the primary assessment system in England. This consultation ended on 22nd June 2017.

The consultation proposals were aimed at ensuring that a stable, trusted assessment system that supports all children to fulfil their potential, whatever their background could be established.

Wide-ranging proposals for improving the primary assessment system included consideration of the best starting point from which to measure pupils’ progress, how to ensure the assessment system is proportionate, and how to improve statutory end of key stage teacher assessments.

parallel consultation, also ran asking for views on the recommendations of the independent Rochford Review.

Recommendations focus on the future of statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2.

If you have any questions please contact the assessment policy team at

PrimaryAssessment.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk  or

Rochford.Review@education.gov.uk


Hackney's Short Breaks consultation

Hackney's Short Breaks has been consulting on aspects of their service. They have run different consultation events to hear directly from parents. 

As part of this consultation Hackney's Short Breaks service sought to capture the views of parent / carers that have a child known to the service.

Short Breaks parent/carer survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JLY6B9X

This consultation is now closed.


Hackney Learning Trust and it's partners within Social Care – both Children’s & Adults and Health Post 16 Provision and Preparing for Adulthood consultation.

This consultation closed after an extension on the 7th April 2017

As part of the 2014 Special Educational Needs Reforms, the Hackney Learning Trust and our partners within Social Care – both Children’s & Adults and Health, have prioritised the area of Post 16 Provision and Preparing for Adulthood.  

In particular, the areas of Educational Provision, Employment, Independent Living, Being an Active Member of the Local and National Community and having good Health have been identified as areas in need of development.

The aim of the strategy was to outline different ways Hackney Learning Trust would approach the areas to ensure that the provision provided is as effective as possible.

For more information contact: Aneurin.Wood@learningtrust.co.uk 


School Exclusions statutory guidance consultation

Alternative Provision and Exclusions Attendance and Behaviour Unit

Disadvantage Division

This consultation closed on 25th April 2017

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The consultation was on revisions to the 2012 statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils, to make the rules that apply to exclusions and the process of review clearer.

The proposed amendments do not change the rights of, or requirements on, schools, children or parents over exclusion.  

exclusion.guidance.consultation@education.gov.uk

Web:                      www.gov.uk/dfe

Twitter:                 @educationgovuk

Facebook:           www.facebook.com/educationgovuk


National survey and consultation on housing for disabled people

This consultation closed on Tuesday 18 April 2017

It was to hear from disabled people and relevant organisations in England, Scotland and Wales to understand whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, fulfils disabled people’s rights to live independently.

Find out more:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/inquiry-housing-disabled-people/housing-disabled-people-have-your-say


Second stage of government consultation on the schools and high needs national funding formulae

This consultation closed on the 22nd March 2017

The Government has launched the second stage of consultation on the schools and high needs national funding formulae 

The consultations set out detailed proposals for schools and high needs funding, and the approach to implementing and transitioning to the new system. 

The executive summary document available on the consultation websites also gives an accessible version.  


Disabled Children’s Needs Assessment for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London

Disabled Children’s Needs Assessment for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London was carried out by Public Health.

Relevant stakeholders were consulted throughout. 

Find out more: 

Disabled Children’s Needs Assessment for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London


The Lenehan Review was seeking evidence to inform a review about the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges. 

This consultation closed on 17 March 2017

Overview

Dame Christine Lenehan sort evidence to inform her review into the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges. 

Find out more: Lenerhan Review


Hackney: schools for everyone consultation:

The council wanted to hear from local people about Hackney’s education offer, especially the type of schools you’d like to see, and your views about what the Council’s role should be in bringing this about.

This consultation closed on 28 th February 2017


POET SEND reforms Education, health and care needs assesment and transfer experience:

https://youtu.be/Cqrmuk0XTcU

The POET survey and evaluation of what the experience of getting an Education health and Care Plan has been like has now finished. You can see the report on the following page...

How Hackney consults with parents and carers of children with SEND and young people with SEND.


Hackney's draft eligibility criteria for Education, Health and Care Plans:

This consultation resulted in amendments to Hackney Learning Trust's guidance based on what parents and those working to support parents told them. 

New EHCP Assessment Guidance


Tribunal Pilot Facilitator

Mott MacDonald pilot facilitator tested the extension of the SEND Tribunal’s powers to hear the health and care elements of appeals and make non-binding recommendations. 

See below for government response and further actions. 

The government report sets out the key findings of the review and describes the steps the government intends to take to respond to the issues raised. The response to the findings from the government (page 25) states that a wider trial will be conducted.

We plan to introduce a two-year national trial, in early 2018, of the expansion of the First-tier Tribunal SEND powers to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care elements of EHC plans.”

See full report here: Disagreement resolution arrangements and the government response


Hackney's Young People Survey - 19th January 2017

This survey was open to all young people aged 6 - 19 who live/work or study in Hackney. Conducted by Young Hackney and Hackney Youth Parliament.

Feedback helps Young Hackney and the Youth Parliament improve services for young people in the borough.

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