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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…

The EHC Plan process

Before submitting a request for an EHC assessment check the criteria for assessment. Week by week guide for parents Week 1. Your assessment request is received by the the special education needs (SEN) team. Week 6. The Local Authority will decide if your child or the…

COVID-19 Childcare settings to remain open

The legislation underpinning lockdown restrictions has been published, and guidance has been updated to confirm that early years settings and childminders can remain open, and parents can continue to use these settings as normal.Parents will be able to access other childcare activities (including wraparound care and some…

How to get a social care assessment

If you feel you or your child is eligible for extra care or support, you can ask for an assessment. Before you contact us  You should download the eligibility guide for support for young people aged 0 to 18 here (PDF 71KB)  It will explain the specific…

Social care support for complex disabilities

Find out what disabilities are supported and the type of care available after an assessment. Disabilities supported severe physical/ learning disability severely visually impaired (blind) registered as hearing impaired (deaf) and uses BSL terminal illness aged 14+ with Down syndrome (although this could be younger…

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…

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.