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Independent special schools and colleges

Local provision for local children Camden seeks to make provision for children and young people in local maintained provision wherever possible. This includes both mainstream and specialist provision, and also includes maintained provision in nearby boroughs. When considering specialist provision in neighbouring boroughs, parents are…

Independent travel training

Independent travel training helps young people travel independently to school or college. Being able to access public transport will help young people make their own decisions about how they live, what they want to achieve, and open up different opportunities.

Information about transitions for parents and carers

Transition is what we call the journey from being a child to being an adult. For a parent/carer, this can be a confusing time, with lots of questions and not being sure what happens next. The wiki diagram below sets out what happens during a…

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…

Joint Commissioning

The Children and Families Act 2014 places a legal duty on Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) to secure services to meet the provision set out in individual EHC Plans. This means that Camden Council and Camden CCG will work together to ensure EHC needs assessments are secured…

Living independently

As a young person, as you prepare for adult life you may begin to think about who you want to live with, where you want to live, how you are supported and by whom to live independently or semi-independently. You might be thinking about renting,…
Looking for something to do?  Want to know what's on in and around your local area? This section sets out details of regular activities and one-off events. These include events to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.…
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Mainstream schools, settings and colleges

The government is keen to give parents choice in education and believes that one way of doing this is to have different types of schools and other education settings. The law requires all schools to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for children with a disability to make…

Money matters - benefits and allowances

Caring for a child or young person with a special educational need or disability can involve extra or unexpected costs. There are various sources of financial support available to help with these costs, details of which can be found in the sections below. For general…
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