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What to do if you need to complain about Hackney's Local Offer or a service on it

You can see more information about what Local Authorities are supposed to do about disagreements and complaints in Chapter 11 of the SEND Code of Practice 2015 Making a complaint can help organisations learn lessons from the mistakes and prevent them from happening to anyone…

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…

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…

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 bu 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…

Bullying - information and support

Bullying - children and young people with SEND The internet has huge benefits to all young people including young people with SEND. However children and young people with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied including in online environments.   The charity Mencap ran a…

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.…

Support and development SEND services for schools and settings...

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…

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…

Parent and carer resource page

Special Educational Needs and Disability - the law The 2014 Children and Families Act paved the way support is given to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND) in England. Relevant legal changes are set out in the Children and Families…
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