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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…

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…

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,…

Information about transitions for parents and carers

Transition is what we call the journey from being a child to being an adult. For a parent/carer, this can be a confusing time, with lots of questions and not being sure what happens next. The wiki diagram below sets out what happens during a…

Independent travel training

Independent travel training helps young people travel independently to school or college. Being able to access public transport will help young people make their own decisions about how they live, what they want to achieve, and open up different opportunities.

Health services

Which health services are available in Camden? Some children will need to see one health professional only such as a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or physiotherapist through hospitals, children's centres and schools. Children with more complex needs and disability will have their needs…

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…

Education, Health & Care plans

Some children and young people with special educational needs do not make progress despite the early intervention support that is put in place for them (see the section on ‘Early intervention'). Children and young people with exceptional levels of special educational needs may require more…

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…
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