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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…

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…

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…

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.…

What do they mean? Jargon Buster

It can be easy for professionals to rely on abbreviation of complicated or long words or phrases in meetings e.g. EHCP - Education Health and Care Plan. This can make following what is being said hard for parents or young people. You may find you…

Personal Budgets - children's social care:

Information about Personal Budgets from Social Care for children and young people aged 0-18.  In Hackney, families who have been assessed by the Disabled Children’s Service or Children Social Care teams and who have identified as in need of additional support are able to get a…

What is a tribunal?

What is a tribunal and how is it part of the SEND system? If you have a child or young person with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) you may need to know about the SEND tribunal process. This is part of a process…

What support is there in the Early Years for children in Hackney aged 0 – 5?

This article is about the range of services and support available to young children aged 0 – 5 years old with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND). You can find out more about what service are available to support families and children from birth…
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