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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…

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…

Money matters - benefits and sources of financial help...

If you are parent or carer of a child or a young person with a disability and/or additional needs, you will know it can involve extra or unexpected costs. There are benefits, financial support and other schemes to help you with these additional costs. Some…

Visual Impairment – guide to services

This information on services for people with visual impairment is to help get the right support at the right time from the right person.  It has been developed as a "Sight Loss Pathway" Created by London Visual Impairment Forum (LVIF) - JAN 2014 This information…

Personal budgets for adults - Brokerage

Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care, Brokerage If you like the idea of having more choice but don’t like the idea of being an employer and managing the money and the other responsibilities that come with it you could approach an agency to provide you…

Personal budgets provided and managed by social care services

Adults Personal Budgets where Hackney adult social services manage the budget and services for you: This the arrangement where adult social care speak with you to find out what you need and then arrange the services for you. You do not HAVE to have a…

You said, We did

We want this SEND information and website to be helpful and meaningful to you. The views of parent-carers and children and young people with SEND are important. We want to help make sure that your views about services are heard and make a difference. Parents,…

SEND Transport - Support getting to and from school or college

Some children who have SEND may be able to receive free school transport or support to travel to and from their school or college. Your child may be entitled to free transport if they cannot walk to school because of their special educational needs and…

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…

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…
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