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Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (Hearing Impaired)

We provide support and advice for children and young people with hearing impairment from diagnosis or following a referral to our services.  We offer: Home Visits - advice and support to families in order to best develop language, communication and listening skills. We monitor the…

Resources for SEND Learners

We, at the CAD 5-19 team have sourced some online learning resources for children with SEND at home during COVID19. We have provided a sample of specific links we feel will provide support for pupils with additional needs. These are not the only resources available,…

SEND Information and Advice Support Service

Havering SENDIASS provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support service offering assistance to parents/carers of children with SEND aged 0-16 years and young people (with SEND) themselves 16-25 years. Please note that we can support parents/carers of young people who are 16-25 years…

Short breaks

Short Breaks are for children and young people with disabilities to spend time away from home to give parents a break from caring. The breaks can be for a few hours, a day, evening, overnight, for a weekend or longer. There are different kinds of…

Single Route of Redress – National Trial

In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority…

Specialist Assistant for Medical and Physical Needs

The Specialist Assistant aims to give the fullest access possible to the curriculum through IT and other reasonable adjustments in the classroom. This is done by using existing resources and/ or specialist equipment.  The Specialist Assistant: Supports children and young people in school to access…

Student mental health

Mental health problems are as common among students as they are in the general population. But it's not just students who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling. Alan Percy, head of counselling at the University of Oxford, says: "A lot of difficulties are not…

Support aged 18+

Support aged 18+ When you turn 18, you may need support from adult services. This could be because you have care needs after you have become an adult. If you need support from adult social care and are already getting support from us, your social…

Talking to your child about their autism

Explaining to your child that they have autism can be difficult for some parents. Here an expert gives some tips on how to have the conversation. In her work as a child psychiatrist with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà meets many parents in her…

Tax Free Childcare for working parents

Tax free child care supports working parents with children aged under 12, or 16 with a disability, with the costs of early education and/or childcare. For every £8 paid into a Government online account by the parent, they will immediately be topped up £2 into…
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