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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…

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, opportunities and groups for families and young people living…

SEND Transport - Support getting to and from school or college

Some children who have SEND may be able to receive free school transport or support to travel to and from their school or college. Your child may be entitled to free transport if they cannot walk to school because of their special educational needs and…

Types of school places for children with SEND

Most children and young people go to mainstream schools. This includes those who receive support through Education, Health and Care Plans. Many children and young people with additional needs make better progress in education and socially with friendships if they are able to attend 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

How is extra support in schools paid for?  Different types of education setting receive different levels of funding but funding is always matched to the needs of the child or young person requiring support.  All schools are expected to provide an inclusive education and school…

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…

SENCo Resources page...

This resource page links to useful national websites that provide specialist advice on various aspects of SEND. Please do have a look and use some of the advice and resources that these organisations have thoughtfully put together to help embed inclusion and promote the well-being and…

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 their parents or carer.  Being permanently excluded from a school can be especially distressing but there are laws, processes and services…

Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and the EHC Plan...

Overview The assessment and the planning process An EHC Plan is a legal document that describe a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. To reach an agreement that an EHC Plan is necessary an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment…
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