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Out of Borough Schools

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent special institutions.  This includes independent special schools in England and Wales, and Special Post-16 institutions.  These institutions can only be included on this list with…

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy? Paediatric occupational Therapy uses specialist clinical skills and approaches to enable your child to achieve their maximum independence. We focus on three core occupational Therapy areas self-care (washing, eating and dressing), productivity (being able to attend nursery, school or college)…

Personal Assistants

A personal assistant is someone that can be employed to help you if you need social care and / or healthcare support, either because of a disability or condition a young person has. What can they support with? Personal assistants can help carry out a…

Preparing for Adulthood Team

The Preparing for Adulthood Team is part of the Children and Adults with Disabilities Service (known as CAD). We are made up of children’s and adult’s social workers.

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…

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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