Support needs

A child or young person has special educational needs and disabilities if they have a learning difficulty and/or a disability that means they need special health and education support, we shorten this to SEND.

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 gives guidance to health and social care, education and local authorities to make sure that children and young people with SEND are properly supported.

If you or a child that you care for needs extra health and education support, an application can be made for an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC).

The vision for all SEND young people in Hackney is that they fulfil their potential and, as far as possible, meet their aspirations; that they lead happy, healthy lives and are able to make positive contributions as active members of their communities.