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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…

Part of the community

As a Camden resident, we want all young people to be a part of and participate in their community.  There are lots of activities for young people to get involved in and lots to do. Some of these services and places are listed under 'Related…

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…

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…

What are social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)?

Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations. This means that they have trouble in building and…

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,…

Transition to adult life

Transition is what we call the journey from being a child to being an adult. This can be a confusing time, with lots of questions and not being sure what happens next. Have a look below to see what happens during your transition and where…

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder which makes children hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive. Common symptoms of ADHD include: A short attention span or being easily distracted Restlessness, constant fidgeting or over-activity Being impulsive All children can behave in this way at times, particularly…

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by a problem in the parts of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. The condition can occur if the brain develops abnormally or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth. Causes of cerebral palsy include: An infection caught by the mother…

What is down syndrome?

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs by chance. It typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with down syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth, and are likely to have:- Reduced muscle tone…
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