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Coronavirus and SEND information for parents and carers...

Coronavirus / COVID 19 and SEND - information about service changes due to the pandemic including how to contact services for advice or support.  Individual team contact and service arrangements collated in one place.  www.hackneylocaloffer.co.uk/team-updates   Resources for well-being and home learning can be found on the…

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

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 find the latest versions of SEND policy and guidance documents or templates quickly.  Documents related to specific services or teams e.g.…

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…

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…

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…
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