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Adult Social Care - Needs Assessment

Before services can be arranged for you, you will need to have a needs assessment to establish your need for help from social care services, and to arrange services to meet those needs. A new national needs assessment framework including eligibility criteria and a standard…

Adults Personal Budgets - How we decide what support is needed?

Adults Personal Budgets How we worked out what you could get? The Council will assess the level of someone's need for each area under their Fair Access to Care Criteria of Critical or Substantial Needs. You can always have someone you trust with you at…

Adult Personal Budgets - Direct Payments

What is a direct payment? Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care, Direct Payments If you receive community care services from Hackney Council, you can choose to have cash payments to arrange your own help instead of getting services organised by social services. These payments are…

Personal Transport Budgets

A Personal Transport Budget may be provided by the Local Authority as an option to parents / carers of children and young people with SEND who meet the government's set criteria for the provision of Home to School transport.   This is part of the…

Roles and responsibilities - pupils with SEND

This article explains more about the roles of settings (early years, education and skills) and the different responsible bodies (governors and Local Authorities) who have a duty to ensure the needs of pupils identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D) are met. Parents…

How Hackney identifies children and young people with special educational needs and disability...

What are special educational needs and or disabilities? The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Special educational needs and…

Hackney’s vision for supporting children and young people with SEND…

In September 2014 the way disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEN) receive the support they need changed. This is because the government changed the law. The new law means that professionals from different services need to work together more…

Ofsted and CQC Local Area SEND Inspections

Who is this information for?  If you work in education, health or social care and or work with families, children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) then these inspection will involve you.  For those working in…

What the law says about information for Local Offers

The Local Offer, the SEND reforms and the law: What is the local offer? The Local Offer is a key part of the new requiremnts relating to Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities which were reformed in 2014. After consultation with parents and testing…
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