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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…

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 -…

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…

Things to do

Leisure activities are provided by the local authority and by charities and local organisations working with us. Some activities are universal. Some are targeted services and others are specialist for those children with complex needs and disability. We offer a range of short break leisure activities for…

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…

Strategies & Resources

Here you'll find useful resources, helpful documents and websites aimed at providing advice and guidance to families, young people and professionals.

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…

Social Care & Support

Our principles Camden aims to make sure disabled children and young people in the borough receive the most suitable social care services and support according to the level of their needs. We will work in partnership with children, young people and their parents and carers…

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,…

School Age Children & Young People 5 – 18

School age children and young people 5 - 18 In Camden, we are keen to give parents choice in education. One of the ways we have done  this is to have different types of schools and other education settings. All schools in Camden are inclusive…
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