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Find out about support in educational settings

All schools provide support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  This means if your child has SEND, they can usually attend their local school.  However, children with more complex levels of need could be entitled more specialist support to achieve their…

If there is a problem

If you feel the wrong decision has been made or there is a problem with the process or your child’s provision.  What you should do first The first thing you should do is speak to your SEN officer about the problem, their name will be on any communication you…

SEND News & Consultations updated 30.6.20

This section will include all council SEND News and any consultations related to SEND- it will be regularly updated. If you wish to contact us about anything you see in the news section please email: thelocaloffer@hounslow.gov.uk News: Updated 30.6.20   Department of Education Consultation on changes to…

All about EHCP Reviews

How often are EHCP's reviewed? They should be reviewed every 12 months or every 6 months if the child is under five, normally via a review meeting. Why would a review be held at a different time? Sometimes a review will be held earlier, for example,…

COVID-19 SEND information and advice updated 30.6.20

Read the latest Coronavirus Council and Government Information If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, you may be able to get help with the delivery of essential supplies.  You will need to register for this if you qualify at GOV.UK  There is a wide…

Education health and care plans (EHC plans)

An education health and care plan (EHC plan) is for young people up to 25 years old with complex needs who can’t get the support they need in mainstream education. Mainstream schools can support most children with SEND. You’ll only need an EHC assessment if…

Social care

A child or young person with complex needs could be eligible for social care support. With the right care, they can reach their potential.

COVID-19 Online resources for home learning - Updated 2.7.20

A number of high quality and subject matter expert approved resources are still available for free for parents to keep the learning going at home whilst schools gradually reopen.     This list of subject-specific resources for:   English   Maths   Science   PE   Wellbeing   Special educational needs and disability (SEND)    These resources…

Activities

There are lots of fun and rewarding activities for a young person with special educational needs and disabilities to do around Hounslow. Look in the activities section of the family services directory as well as lots of providers listed there that will be able to…