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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 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…

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 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 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…

Short Breaks - Hackney

What is a Short Break? A "Short Break" is thought of as any daytime social or leisure activity or service that: allows a disabled child or young person to have an enjoyable breakaway from their main carer, AND gives their carer a break from their caring responsibilities They…

How Hackney consults with parents and carers of children with SEND and young people themselves

We are committed to taking a person centred approach to working with parents and young people. We are always willing to discuss any concerns with you. In addition to this we actively seek to work with Parent/Carer and Youth Forums and other participation groups who…

What is a Personal Budget?

A Personal Budget is an agreed amount of money per year that can be paid to you by your local authority or council: social care services  health services, or education services Personal Budgets can be agreed following an assessment of your care and support needs.…
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