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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.…

Consultations and engagement opportunities...

On this page of Hackney's Local Offer website you can find out about current engagement opportunities, pilot projects and schemes, SEND relevant policies that are new or under review and SEND relevant consultations both national and local.  You can view the information and attend associated events to…

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…

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…

What is a SEND tribunal?

What is a SEND 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…

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…

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…

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets  (PHBs) for children and young people were made available to adults in continuing care in April 2014 and they are now available to eligible children and young people in continuing care. A helpful factsheet for parents and carers is available  - City and…
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