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Toilets and changing places

Depending on a child or young person’s needs or disability, there may be an increased need to use a toilet. This can affect someone either wanting to or being able to get out and about. When planning an outing, you may also want to know…

Public transport and disabled access

There are lots of places to go, things to see and do in Camden, as well as across London and beyond. Transport is an important way of helping you get out and about. For general information about transport and travel, you can visit the transport…

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. 

Receiving a medical diagnosis

All children are individual and will develop at different rates. However, to get a general idea ‘milestones’ are used to help track your child’s development and to give an indication as to whether they are progressing at a ‘typical’ rate. This page contains responses to the…

Education

Education Children aged 5-11 go to a primary school and older children aged 11-18 go to secondary schools. At 16, younger people can go to college - either a further education college or sixth form college. Primary schools can be for children aged 5 -11…

Support for parents and young people

Parents have told us that meeting other parents provides them with invaluable support and a way they can access really useful information. Camden has a number of organisations that can help put you in touch with other parents who also have children with a special…

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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