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SEND Business Support - Hackney Education

Hackney Learning and Technology Centre,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 0208 820 7000 / option 4


Who are we? 

The SEND Business Support Team can act as the first point of contact for enquiries about SEND Services.

They coordinate and provide administrative and operational support across key statutory processes.

SEND Business Support officers can assist parents, carers and school or settings staff with:

  • queries relating to school admission for children and young people with SEND
  • guidance on applying for extra in-school support from Hackney Education for your child

This may include providing information and administration support for:

  • EHC Needs Assessments
  • EHC Planning processes

The team may also provide SEND services with administrative support for:

  • SEND legal compliance
  • SEND tribunal preparation

Are there other providers of specialist SEND information and advice in Hackney?

If you are looking for Guidance, forms or templates you may find what you need in Hackney's Local Offer website document's library

If your have made a request for an EHC Needs Assessment you can follow up with the named Plan Coordinator from the EHC Planning Team. Use the direct email and direct line phone contact they will have sent when confirming they are the case lead for an assessment application.  

Parents or carers who need advice and support to make applications for assessments may wish to contact Hackney SENDIAGS the free impartial information advice and support service

If you are not happy abot a decision that has been made you may wish to contact Global Mediation, the independent SEND mediation provider for Hackney. 

Record Last Updated on: 19/08/2021

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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