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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…

Transport and travel support for people with SEN and disabilities

This page provides general information about transport and travelling in Hackney and London if you have a disability.  Transport for London (TfL) arrange and develop support on public transport. The support you can get makes it easier for you to travel around London, visit places,…

Documents Library

Our aim in creating this Documents Library is to make it easier and quicker for partners working in SEND, including parent-carers, to be able to quickly find the latest versions of SEND policy and guidance documents or templates.  Documents related to specific services or teams…

Cerebral Palsy - information and support

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…

Autism - information and support

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Autism is on a spectrum and is often called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). This means that even though children and young people with ASD have the same…

Preparing for your Adult Life

Transitions are changes or moves for example the change from being a child to becoming an adult.   When young people are 18 the services and support they receive will be from adult services. This means that the support they get and the people they…

Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project

What is WAMHS? The Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project is an initiative led by the CAMHS Alliance with the support of the Children and Young People’s Integrated Commissioning work stream in City & Hackney. This innovative service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing…

Preparing for Adulthood- preparing for work

Start with an expectation of work as an option for all young people… Young people with additional needs and/or disabilities can and want to work. Different employability and employment options are available for all young people. A young person’s first experience of work may not be…

What is the Local Offer?

Since September 2014 some of the laws and requirements for services that support children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) have changed. You can find out more about who is required to do what in: The Children and Families Act 2014…

Single Route of Redress – SEND Tribunal Extended Powers

What is the outcome of the National Trial? The National Trial started in April 2018 and continued until August 2021. The National Trial was to test the extended powers for the SEND Tribunal. The department commissioned an independent evaluation of the National Trial. This found…
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