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Occupational Therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities and for children or young people may include self-care (getting ready, eating a meal, using the toilet), being…

Dental services

Keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible is really important. With so many things going on in your life, it can sometimes be easy to forget about your dental health. But it's really important that children and young people with SEND see their…

Advice and support about relationships and sexual health

If you're looking for support and advice about relationships and sexual health, The Camden and Islington Young People’s Sexual Health Network can help. Details of support and clinic details can be found at www.URlife.org.uk. On the website you can find out more about: Information about…

Advocacy

Advocacy means having someone who will speak up on your behalf. An advocate can help express your views and wishes, secure your rights and represent your interests. If you are a young person or a parent and you are finding it hard to get your point…

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are one part of a wider transformation programme which includes Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Safeguarding and child protection

What does safeguarding mean? Safeguarding means protecting children and taking action when a child or young person is at risk of abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation. Protecting children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. If you have a safeguarding concern, contact the Children and Families…

Children under 5

Children under 5 Camden offers services to all families with children under 5 years old (including expecting mothers) and specialist services for children with special needs and disabilities. Who to talk to first If your child isn't attending nursery or pre-school and you have concerns about your…

Early Education & Childcare

Early Education & Childcare Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to mix with other children and learn new things. But choosing the right childcare can be a…

Areas of special educational need / disability

Below you will find links to information on specific conditions. You can also visit the Contact a Family page where you will be able to find out up to date comprehensive information about many different diagnoses of disabilities and different conditions. 

Information on Moving on Plans and EHC Plans for young people moving into further education

The system of ceasing statements when a young person leaves school and writing a Learning Disability Assessment (s139a) has changed. Over the next few years, children and young people who need one will have an Education Health Care (EHC) Plan. Unless you already have an…
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