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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…

Speech Language and Communication Needs - questions and answers

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…

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…

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…

Roles and responsibilities - pupils with SEND

This article explains more about the roles of settings (early years, education and skills) and the different responsible bodies (governors and Local Authorities) who have a duty to ensure the needs of pupils identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D) are met. Parents…

What is Person Centred Planning?

What is Person Centred Planning? Person centred planning, sometimes referred to as PCP, aims to… Put the parent and child or young person is at the heart of the process Highlight the child or young person’s strengths and interests Take a ‘tell us once’ approach…

How Hackney identifies children and young people with special educational needs and disability...

What are special educational needs and or disabilities? The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Special educational needs and…

Hackney’s vision for supporting children and young people with SEND…

In September 2014 the way disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEN) receive the support they need changed. This is because the government changed the law. The new law means that professionals from different services need to work together more…

Support and development SEND services for schools

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…

How to complain about schools or services run by Hackney Learning Trust

Complaints about education settings (schools, colleges, nurseries, early years providers) School governors (governing bodies) are required by law to have systems in place to deal with complaints relating to the school or the provision of community facilities or services at the school.  If you wish…
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