Independent Support Programme - September 2014 - July 2018
Independent Support update:
In 2014 as part of the SEND reforms, the government launched a national Independent Support programme to support parents and carers in the transfer of their children’s Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) to the new Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP).
In Hackney this has been delivered by the charity KIDS: www.kids.org.uk
Independent Support was a time limited programme initially planned to run for two years, but with extensions it ran for four years whilst all statements of SEND were transferred to EHCPs.
The programme will now finish on 31 July 2018 and as a result, the KIDS Independent Support offer in Hackney will end on this date
Hackney SENDIAGS will continue to offer impartial information, advice and support to parents and young people through the EHC processes as well as all other issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
They can be contacted by:
Phone: 0208 7275 6036
Information for parents and young people
The Council for Disabled Children made some usefull factsheets based around relevant aspects of the reforms.
We have added them to this entry so that parents/carers and young people can download or refer to them if they would find this helpful.
The Department for Education and the Council for Disabled Children have produced these short films to help explain SEND processes to parents and young people.
What is an EHCP and who is it for?
The EHCP and The Person Centred Connection
Education, Health and Care Plans - Annual Reviews
SEND Local Offer
- Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years and Pregnancy 0-4
Primary 4 -10
Preparing for Adulthood 14-18
Young Adults 18 - 25
- Referral required?
- What to do if you have a complaint
Feedback from parents and others who have used this service
A great service
Tell other parents what you liked
I found the Independent Supporters very helpful.
They were calm and knowledgeable and did everything and more to support and help me through a process I found anxiety provoking, stressful and confusing.
What wasn't so good?
SEND Local Offer:
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