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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…

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…
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