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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…

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…

Resources page for SENCOs, SEND professionals and others

Since the reforms each local authority has been required to put all relevant SEND information in one place. In Hackney this is here on Hackney's Local Offer website.  SEND services are changing rapidly in response to new requirements. We aim to have the most relevant…

Support and development SEND services for schools and settings...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services available to nurseries, school’s and other education or training settings: Hackney Learning Trust provides a wide range of services for schools and other settings to help them support pupils with additional needs and disabilities. These range from training for…

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.…

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…
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