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Types of school places for children with SEND

All children are entitled to an education. Different school options suit different children with different needs but all schools should be welcoming to students with SEND. Schools should use their best endeavours to make sure students with SEND are appropriately supported and make reasonable adjustments…

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…

Complaints, comments, compliments and feedback

We want to know what you think of Hackney's Local Offer website and the information we have added to it. If you have a concern, complaint or compliment please contact us. Page last updated 03/12/18

School transport for children and young people with SEND

Some children who have SEND needs may be entitled to free school transport assistance if on completion of a transport application form they meet the travel assistance criteria in one of more of the following categories: they have special educational needs, disability or mobility problems…

School exclusions - information and advice

Being excluded from school even for a short time (a fixed term exclusion) can be very distressing for a child or young person and for their parents or carers. Certain procedures must be followed when a child or young person is excluded from a school or…

Preparing for adulthood – friends, relationships and communities

Young people with SEND say that while employment, independent living and housing are important, having friends and good social lives is the most important part of their lives. Young people with additional needs and disability alongside their non-disabled peers have the right to choose to: have…

What's On?

Looking for something to do?  Want to know what's happening in and around your local area? Going out and meeting other people is an important part of life for everyone. There are lots of different activities and groups for families and young people living in…

You said, We did

We want this SEND services and this website and information on it to be helpful and meaningful to you. Parents/carers, young people and staff worked together to design this website, and to interview for a member of staff to work on Hackney's Local Offer. The…

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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