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Hackney SENDIAGS - Knowledge is Power - Parent/Carer SEND information sessions 2018/19

Meeting Room 5,
2nd Floor,
Hackney Learning Trust,
1 Reading Lane (next to Hackney Town Hall),
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 020 7275 6036


The Hackney SEND Information, Advice and Guidance Service (SENDIAGS) is an arm's length service providing impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and young people and children with SEND.

Part of the support offered to parents and carers from this service is a regular series of Knowlege is Power information sessions that provide useful advice and insights into national and local processes. 

Dates and topics for the 2018 - 2019 Knowledge is Power programme can be found below.

The current session information flyer and timetable is available from the download section of this page.

Staff are encouraged to print off and display in settings where parents can see the information. 

Parents and carers are encouraged to save the date for sessions that are of interest and relevant to them.  

SEN Support: What Parents Need to Know - Date: 26.09.18  

Education Health Care Needs Assessment Request & SEND Tribunal

Date: 31.10.18

Home Tuition and Elective Home Education: What is the Difference?

Date: 28.11.18

Preparing for Adulthood & Post-16: Moving on to Training and Education

Date: 16.01.19

Behaviour for Learning and School Exclusions

Date: 06.02.19


Education Health and Care Plans: Planning for Outcomes

Date: 27.02.19

Annual Review: Making it Work for You

Date: 20.03.19

SEND and Transport

Date: 24.04.19

Venue: Hackney Learning Trust, Floor 2, Meeting Room 5

Social Communication and Assessment Clinic

Date: 22.05.19

Secondary School Transfer

Date: 05.06.19

Social Care and SEND: How they work together

  • What does Social Care mean for families of children with SEND?
  • What the law says about Social Care?
  • Who makes the decision to assess?
  • Is the social care assessment part of the Education Health and Care needs assessment?
  • Can social care refuse to assess?
  • Can you appeal?
  • Social care assessments for post 16.
  • What do parents and carers need to do? 

Date: 19.07.19

Time: 10am - 12pm 

Venue: Hackney Learning Trust, Floor 2, Meeting Room 5

Record Last Updated on: 21/03/2019

Time / Date Details

When is it on

10am - 12pm

Time of day


Session Information

Sessions take place on Wednesday mornings
Please check dates and topics above and in the session flyer

Other Details



Who is eligible?

Places are limited and booking is recommended. Contact SENDIAGS to book a place.

Phone: 0207 275 6036


Referral required?


What to do if you have a complaint

In the first instance please contact Head of Hackney SEND Information Advice & Guidance Service (Helena Marks-Dwyer) 


Alternatively please use  Hackney Council - Complaints Procedures

Tel: 020 8356 3770

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

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