Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) resources
Specialist services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
- Personal budgets
- Special Schools
- All schools support
- Early years support for children with additional needs
- Funding for SEND in mainstream schools
- SEND support
- Guidance for Health Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
- Parental Request Form for Education Health and Care Needs Assessment
If you feel your child's needs are not being met at school support level you can request a full assessment of your child's needs.
- Guidelines for Education Health and Care Needs Assessments
For schools, colleges and other professionals supporting children and young people with SEND in Tower Hamlets.
- Tower Hamlets Support for Learning Service (SLS)
- Targeted support
- Accessibility Plan
- Travel assistance
- What if I don’t agree with decisions about SEND provision?
- What information Tower Hamlets expects schools and settings to provide for children, young people with SEND and their families
- Evaluation of the Annual Person Centred Reviews
- SEND: 19 - to 25-year-olds’ entitlement to Education Health and Care plans
- Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
- EHCP Assessment Process
- Sight and Hearing Service
- Bullying Advice for Parents with Deaf Children
- A Guide to Autism in the Early Years
- Making Sense of MS
It provides a brief introducation to multiple sclerosis and ansers the questions most commonly asked after diagnosis.
- The National Autistic Society: Family Support offers practical and emotional support, advice and information, workshops, one-to-one and phone support for autistic children aged 0-19 years old.
- Ask Listen Do
Making feedback, concerns and complaints about education, health and social care easier for children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both, their families and carers.
- Epilepsy Society - The Charity's new campaign gives people three simple but key instructions to remember in an emergency: "Calm, Cushion, Call. "
- EPIC Glossary
- Disabled children and young people have the same rights as non-disabled children and young people to participate in decisions and issues that affect them.
-Factsheet #1 Methods and Levels of Participation
- Factsheet #2 Work Experience
- Factsheet #3 The Participation Process
- Factsheet #4 Barriers to Participation
- Factsheet #5 Involving Children and Young People in Formal Meetings
- Factsheet #6 Developing a Supportive Environment
- Factsheet #7 Monitoring and Evaluation
- Factsheet #8 Young Inspectors
- Communicating with your Deaf Child
The guide describes the basics of language and communication development and gives some practical advice about how you can encourage positive development in natural ways in everyday routines.
- National Deaf Children Society - Comics
Comics for children to help them understand experiences such as going to the hearing clinic and getting grommets, hearing aids and cochlear implants.
- Bullying UK
Help for parents, children and schools.
- Contact a Family
A national charity for families with disabled children that provides information, advice and support.
- Council for Disabled Chidrend
An umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.
- Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Free advice on appealing to the special educational needs tribunal.
- National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Provides support, information and advice for deaf children, young people, their families and professionals working with them.
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Organisation Group (SENDIOG) have produced a SEND Myths and Fact sheets.
- Young Minds
Children's mental health charity.
- National Autistic Society
Provides support, information and advice for autistic children, young people, their families and professionals working with them.
- Talking Point
Information on children’s communication.
Provides detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK including London. Includes restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations.
TfA can help with general enquiries regarding accessible transport in London.
- Transport for London (TfL) Accessibility
London has a wide range of accessible transport options so that everyone can get around.
- Ambitious about Autism
This is Include Autism Toolkit - provides you with lots of information and tips to include autism in your life and activities.
- The Deaf Health Charity
A specialist domestic abuse support service for Deaf adults and children
- Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Providers Information, advice and support for children and families with MS
KIDS SEND Mediation Service
An Independent mediation and disagreement resolution service, which is free of charge for your children and for young people with Special Educational Needs (age 0 to 25).