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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…

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…

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…

SEND Consultations

SEND engagement opportunities, pilot projects, participation and consultation opportunities This is where we share SEND relevant local consultations about changes, developments, and policies that are under review in Hackney and if relevant nationally.  We will include national SEND consultations where these may affect young people and…

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…

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 23/04/21

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…

Post 16 funding information

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA): As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability such as a: long-term health condition mental health condition specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are…
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