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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…

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…

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…

Travel & Transport

Transport provision If your child’s nearest suitable school is beyond statutory walking distance from their home, the Council has a duty to provide a free travel pass. For a child with special educational needs, the nearest suitable school may be different than for other pupils -…

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…

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…

Health

Health services are an important part of our Local Offer provision. Health services are arranged by Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is part of the National Health Service. The CCG is made up of GPs from across Camden and at least one registered nurse and one…

What is visual impairment?

Many people have some type of visual problem at some point in their lives. Some can no longer see objects far away. Others have problems reading small print. These types of conditions are often easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. But when one or…
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