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Hackney student wins Special Olympic's gold medals for team GB...

The Special Olympics is a global multi-sport event that took place in Abu Dhabi during March 2019. It provides children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports, giving them ongoing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate…

Interviews with young people - life, higher education and increased independence

Abdullahi's interview... Abdullahi is studying for a BA Degree in Social Anthropology at SOAS University in Central London. The course is funded by a scholarship covering his course fees and accommodation. The scholarship was made as a conditional offer dependant on Abdullahi’s BTEC results which…

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…

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…

Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) Project

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

Looked after children (children in care)

Hackney’s Promise Hackney Social Care promises that when a child becomes a looked after child or young person, they will be look after in the best way Hackney possibly can. Find out more: Hackney's promise to looked after children Coming into care Hackney promises to be…

Support for children with SEND moving up to secondary school...

Transition to secondary school Admissions advice and guidance for parents of children or young people with Education, Health and Care Plans. Last updated: 16/04/18

Post 16 - Further Education and training providers...

Most young people with special educational needs and or disability will be suitably placed in local mainstream or special schools maintained by the local authority. Where children or young people have an Education, Health and Care Plan, it is a key aim of Hackney Local…

Speech Language and Communication Needs - information and support

What are Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)? Speech – The ability to clearly and accurately make the sounds e.g. “B”, “W”, “sh” Language – Understanding and using words. Putting them together to make meaningful sentences and larger “chunks” of language. Communication – The use…
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