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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…

Out Of School Settings (OOSS) - What to consider and ask...

Many young people participate in some form of organised activity outside of school at some point during their primary and secondary school years. There is lots of excellent local practice which provides a wide range of activities and opportunities to young people and the community,…

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…

Sickle Cell - information and support

What is Sickle Cell? Sickle Cell is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells which contain a special protein called haemoglobin (Hb for short). Haemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. There are different types of Sickle Cell: …

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…

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

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…

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…

SEN support in mainstream schools

Duties on schools to make SEND provision This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The phrase SEN Support has a specific meaning referring to a specific process.  Last updated:…
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