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Carers Assessments - requests and process information

What do we mean when we say unpaid Carer? A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to; illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Providing unpaid care can have…

What does the local authority / Hackney Learning Trust expect schools and other education settings to do?

Offer a warm welcome.. We want to encourage parents/carers of children and young people with SEND to visit schools, and for schools to be aware of and plan for needs, rather than this be a surprise when the child is allocated directly through the general…

Preparing for adulthood - Independence & Independent living

Young people with SEND, housing and independent living Preparing for Adulthood - Pathways maps The Preparing for adulthood pathways maps (the illustrated maps at the tops of the Preparing for Adulthood pages) are from an older document but can still be used to help improve…

Cerebral Palsy - information and support

Cerebral Palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. This is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth. Crebral Palsy (CP) is the most common of all childhood disabilities, affecting…

Documents Library

SEND guidance, templates and forms Our aim in creating this Documents Library is to make it easier and quicker for partners working in SEND, including parent-carers, to be able to quickly find the latest versions of SEND policy and guidance documents or templates.  Documents related…

Preparing for your Adult Life

Transitions are changes or moves for example the change from being a child to becoming an adult.   When young people are 18 the services and support they receive will be from adult services. This means that the support they get and the people they…

Single Route of Redress – SEND Tribunal Extended Powers

What is the outcome of the National Trial? The National Trial started in April 2018 and continued until August 2021. The National Trial was to test the extended powers for the SEND Tribunal. The department commissioned an independent evaluation of the National Trial. This found…

Preparing for Adulthood- preparing for work

Start with an expectation of work as an option for all young people… Young people with additional needs and/or disabilities can and want to work. Different employability and employment options are available for all young people. A young person’s first experience of work may not be…

Speech Language and Communication Needs - information and support

What are Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)? Speech – The ability to clearly and accurately make the sounds e.g. “B”, “W”, “sh” Language – Understanding and using words. Putting them together to make meaningful sentences and larger “chunks” of language. Communication – The use…

Sickle Cell - information and support

What is Sickle Cell? Sickle Cell is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells which contain a special protein called haemoglobin (Hb for short). Haemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. There are different types of Sickle Cell: …
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