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Education Psychology Service

Who are Educational Psychologists (EPs)? Educational Psychologists all have an honours degree in psychology, significant experience of working with children/young people and have undertaken further professional training in Psychology to Masters or Doctorate level. All EPs have enhanced DBS clearance and are registered with the…

Equipment and Adaptations

Your child may need equipment, an adaptation or professional advice to assist them with day-to-day living and to maximise their independence in their own homes.

Finding Somewhere to Live

There are lots of different housing options available for a young person or adult with special educational needs and disabilities. You can have help in your own home, live in someone else's home or get help to live on your own or with friends.

Glue ear

Glue ear is a common childhood condition where the middle ear becomes filled with fluid. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion (OME). It's estimated that one in five children around the age of two will be affected by glue ear at any given…

Habilitation Specialist

Habilitation training supports children and young people with a vision impairment, and their families, to develop their mobility and independent living skills in the home as well as educational, community and public settings. Following an initial Functional Vision Assessment the Habilitation Specialist will carry out…

Havering Children's Centres

September 2021 Update All Children’s Centres apart from Chippenham Rd and Hilldene are open  Our services are FREE to all families with a child aged under five. Are you still running a Virtual Programme?  We are currently delivering a blended programme of some online groups…

Havering's spending plan for additional funding - what is it all about?

The government has changed how funding is given to local authorities and schools to support children and young people with SEND and other high needs. As part of this, the government is giving all local authorities some additional capital funding each year for three years,…

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it. If left untreated, hydrocephalus can be fatal. This page covers: Symptoms Types Diagnosis Treatment Complications of surgery Causes Symptoms of hydrocephalus The damage to…

Learning disabilities: help your child learn

If your child has a learning disability, there are steps you can take to help them learn. Local support services may be able to guide you along the way and help you work out how best to communicate to aid their learning. If your child…

Local Offer 0-5 - Education

Young people are required by law to stay in some form of education or training until they are 18 years old. Most children young people with special educational needs and disabilities will be able to attend mainstream schools and educational facilities. Some children and young…
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