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How does Hackney assist pupils with SEND to access schools and the National Curriculum?

Hackney, like all other Local Authorities in the UK, has a legal requirement to ensure that all children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND) have access to the National Curriculum through differentiation / their work being broken down helpfully.…

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…

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…

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…

SEN support in mainstream schools

Duties on schools to make SEND provision This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The phrase SEN Support has a specific meaning referring to a specific process.  Last updated:…

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…

Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care

Adults Personal Budgets an Overview: A Personal budget is the amount of money the Council has assessed is needed to meet someone’s eligible social care needs. Having a personal budget is intended to give young people more choice and control about the help, support or…

What to do if you need to complain about an Adult social care service

Hackney's adult social care provides a wide range of services for different people and their carers.  Sometimes things can go wrong. Please tell us if you are unhappy with: our service, the way you have been treated with a particular member of staff We will decide…

Adult Social Care - Needs Assessment

Before services can be arranged for you, you will need to have a needs assessment to establish your need for help from social care services, and to arrange services to meet those needs. A new national needs assessment framework including eligibility criteria and a standard…
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