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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…

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…

Education Health and Care Assessments and Plans (EHCPs) - frequently asked questions

Before an agreement is reach that an EHC Plan is necessary an Education, Health and Care needs assessment must take place. Not every child with additional needs will be given or need an Education Health and Care Plan. Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are legal…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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 in Hackney.…
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