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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…

How to complain about schools or services run by Hackney Learning Trust

Complaints about education settings (schools, colleges, nurseries, early years providers) School governors (governing bodies) are required by law to have systems in place to deal with complaints relating to the school or the provision of community facilities or services at the school.  If you wish…

How to make a complaint to do with Children's Social Care...

Complaining about a Social Care  or a local authority service or department  A formal complaint is the way you can tell a service that you are not happy or satisfied about something that they did or didn't do.  Formal complaints about council services must be…

Bullying - information and support

Bullying - children and young people with SEND The internet has huge benefits to all young people including young people with SEND. However children and young people with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied including in online environments.   The charity Mencap ran a…

School transport for children and young people with SEND

Some children who have SEND needs may be entitled to free school transport assistance if on completion of a transport application form they meet the travel assistance criteria in one of more of the following categories: they have special educational needs, disability or mobility problems…

How to complain about a health service...

Complaining about a health service Making a complaint helps organisations learn lessons from mistakes and stops them from happening again to you or other people.  You can get help to make a complaint about something that was not right about the service you recieved from…

Support and development SEND services for schools and settings...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services available to nurseries, school’s and other education or training settings: Hackney Learning Trust provides a wide range of services for schools and other settings to help them support pupils with additional needs and disabilities. These range from training for…

Difficulties with using the internet

Why has Hackney's put it's information about local services and support for children and young people 0-25 with special educational needs and / or disabilities on a website and not made a printed version? This is because information for different people aged 0-25 with a range of additional needs…

Preparing for adulthood – friends, relationships and communities

Young people with SEND say that while employment, independent living and housing are important, having friends and good social lives is the most important part of their lives. Young people with additional needs and disability alongside their non-disabled peers have the right to choose to: have…

Education Health and Care Assessments and Plans (EHCPs) - frequently asked questions

Before an agreement is reach that an EHC Plan is necessary an Education, Health and Care needs assessment must take place. Not every child with additional needs will be given or need an Education Health and Care Plan. Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are legal…
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