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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…

Consultations and engagement opportunities...

On this page of Hackney's Local Offer website you can find out about current engagement opportunities, pilot projects, piolt schemes or SEND relevant policies that are being consulted on.  You can look at the information made available or attend events to find out more, then make comments…

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.…

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…

Parent and carers 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…

Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) information questions and answers...

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are legal documents that describe a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. They explain the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and explain how the help will support a child…

Resources page for SENCOs, SEND professionals and others

Since the reforms each local authority has been required to put all relevant SEND information in one place. In Hackney this is here on Hackney's Local Offer website.  SEND services are changing rapidly in response to new requirements. We aim to have the most relevant…

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…

What is mediation?

Dispute resolution or mediation, what is the difference? If you are unhappy about a decision made by the Local Authority / Hackney Learning Trust you should try to talk to a senior member of the team to see if they can help resolve the concern.…
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