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Young People Engagement

The changes are all about the child and young person at the centre of what we do. To help us understand their experiences we have been working with young people over the last 12 months; a core group of young people have been consulting with…

Definition of special educational needs (SEND)

A special educational need is defined as a learning difficulty or disability that makes learning a challenge for a child.   they’ll have greater difficulty learning than other children of the same age  their disability prevents them making use of facilities   Disabilities can include  problems seeing/…

High Needs Funding

Schools may want to consider applying for high needs funding if it is felt that a pupil requires additional support above the £6k threshold.  High needs funding applies to children from reception upwards.  If additional funding is required for a child in nursery then an…

Hounslow Local Offer

The Local Offer is where you'll find information to support children and young people (from 0 to 25 years) who have special education needs and disabilities. clear, comprehensive, information on how to access support specialist services that respond to the young person’s needs by involving…

Hounslow parent carers forum

Get together with other parents of young people (0 to 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The Hounslow parent carers’ forum is a friendly group of parents who meet once a month to discuss SEND issues such as health, education and employment. You’re…

Using and managing direct payments

You’ll get all the support you need to fully understand and use your direct payments. This includes putting together a plan finding the right services employing assistants/ workers and setting up payrolls managing your accounts You can use direct payments to pay someone to support…

School travel assistance

If your child has special educational needs or a disability, Hounslow council may provide free transport to get them to school. You can find the full policy and information on the Hounslow council site