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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…

Support and development SEND services for schools

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services available to nurseries, school’s and other education or training settings: Hackney Learning Trust provides a wide range of services for schools and other settings to help them support pupils with additional needs and disabilities. These range from training for…

How to complain about schools or services run by Hackney Learning Trust

Complaints about education settings (schools, colleges, nurseries, early years providers) School governors (governing bodies) are required by law to have systems in place to deal with complaints relating to the school or the provision of community facilities or services at the school.  If you wish…

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…

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…

Support for young people with SEND going to college, sixth form or further education

14-19 Transition Project Toolkit Helping schools and colleges to deliver flexible and effective 16-19 Study Programmes The Hackney 14-19 Transition Toolkit has been developed by Hackney Learning Trust in partnership with schools, colleges and providers in the borough. The Transition Projects and the Toolkit have…

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 Education

Personal Budgets for education Hackney Learning Trust will consider requests for personal education budgets on a case by case basis. In section J of the Education health and Care plans there will be a specified amount that could be a personal budget. This amount is…

Bullying - staying safe out and about and on-line...

Bullying and children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. Children with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied. Bullying includes being made fun of because of a difference. Differences can be physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional or sensory.  Bullying can occur…
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