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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 and make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for children with disability to make sure that they are not disadvantaged. They all have a special educational needs and disability co-ordinator (SENDCo), who works with all the taching and support staff in the school to co-ordinate the additional and specialist support that children may need.

If the school thinks your child needs extra support, called special educational needs and disability (SEND) support, they will discuss this with you. Schools receive funding to provide this support as part of their core budget.

A small number of children will need more help than their school can provide. If this is the case for your child, the school can ask us (Camden) to carry out an assessment (called an education, health and care (EHC) assessment) to identify all your child’s needs. If we agree that an EHC assessment is needed, this may lead to an EHC plan.

EHC plans describe children’s additional needs, the support they should be provided with in school to meet those needs, and any additional resources the local authority has agreed to provide to enable the school to put that support in place.  Only a very small number of children require an EHC Plan.

For more information, select the relevant 'useful information' page below or you can search for all services for school aged children and young people (5-18).

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