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Our aim in creating this library of useful documents is to make it easier and quicker for parents/carers, SENCos, professionals and others working in SEND to find the latest versions and information they need quickly.  Documents related to specific individual teams or services e.g. referral…

Autism - information and support

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Autism is on a spectrum and is often called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). This means that even though children and young people with ASD have the same…

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…

Out Of School Settings (OOSS) - What to consider and ask...

Many young people participate in some form of organised activity outside of school at some point during their primary and secondary school years. There is lots of excellent local practice which provides a wide range of activities and opportunities to young people and the community,…

What is the Local Offer?

Since September 2014 some of the laws and requirements for services that support children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) have changed. You can find out more about who is required to do what in: The Children and Families Act 2014…

Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project

What is WAMHS? The Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project is an initiative led by the CAMHS Alliance with the support of the Children and Young People’s Integrated Commissioning work stream in City & Hackney. This innovative service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing…

Post 16 - Further Education and training providers...

Most young people with special educational needs and or disability will be suitably placed in local mainstream or special schools maintained by the local authority. Where children or young people have an Education, Health and Care Plan, it is a key aim of Hackney Local…

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: …

Looked after children (children in care)

Hackney’s Promise Hackney Social Care promises that when a child becomes a looked after child or young person, they will be look after in the best way Hackney possibly can. Find out more: Hackney's promise to looked after children Coming into care Hackney promises to be…

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…
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