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Education, Health and Care needs assessments for children and young people in schools, colleges or other education or training settings...

When a request for an Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is made, Hackney Learning Trust expect the school or setting involved to be able to demonstrate that its actions at SEN Support have been: Purposeful Relevant Sustained Children and young people who may require…

Hackney's SEN Funding for schools

SEND funding levels for schools in Hackney Maintained schools, free schools and academies receive SEND funding in the same way because their responsibilities to pupils with SEND are the same. All schools are expected to provide an inclusive education and school experience for all students.…

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…

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…

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…

Post 16 further education, training and study options explained

There are a range of Post 16 options availble for young people. UCAS has produced a helpful guide that explains more about different types of further study and post 16 options available to young people: Which qualifications are right for me?   The following explanations may…

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…

Difficulties with using the internet

Why has Hackney's put it's information about local services and support for children and young people 0-25 with special educational needs and / or disabilities on a website and not made a printed version? This is because information for different people aged 0-25 with a range of additional needs…

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…

Success for young people on Supported Internships in Hackney...

During the last two years, Hackney Learning Trust has been working in partnership with some of the UK’s leading providers of supported employment services to run Supported Internship Programmes for young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability).  Last year over 70% of the…
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