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Short Breaks

What is a short break? Short breaks form one element of the support offered by Camden Council to children and young people with disabilities and their families. They provide opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to spend time away from their primary carer,…

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…

What happens when additional support is needed?

What happens when additional support is needed? Services available in Camden that support children with additional needs in schools and disabilities and in the community. If your child needs additional help to make progress in school, your child’s teachers will make an individualised plan for…

Special schools and other specialist provision

Most children and young people who have an EHC plan will attend a mainstream school. For some, it might be right for that child or young person to go to a specialist setting, school, or college, or specialist unit. Assessment by a number of different professionals…

Getting a Job

Employment is a valid and achievable outcome for every young person regardless of the special educational need or disability When looking for work experience, an apprenticeship, or a job, there are lots of places you can look and find out information from. The information below…

Babies and young children

If your child is not in an early years setting and you are worried about your child's development, the best person to speak to is your Health Visitor. Your GP will also be able to help. They can decide whether a child needs to be…

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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…

What is global developmental delay?

Global developmental delay is the general term used to describe the condition in which children are significantly delayed in all areas of development. Babies and children usually develop certain skills and abilities in a fairly predictable order and at fairly predictable ages. Whilst all children…
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