SEND Support for Parents

Hackney's Local Offer 

Hackney's Local Offer lists the provision and services that are available to support those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from education, health and social care.

The offer also lists appropriate charities, community and voluntary sector services which offer support to pupils with SEND and their families.

Parent Workshops for 2022-23

Speech and Language Therapy

Strategies for supporting emotional regulation (SaLT approach) - Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 9-10am
Supporting vocabulary development at home - Wednesday 30th November 2022, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Using technology to develop language - Wednesday 18th January 2023, 2.30-3.30pm
Fun with stories - Wednesday 26th April 2023, 9-10am
Additional session (topic to be decided based on needs) - Wednesday 14th June 2023, 2.30-3.30pm


Parental wellbeing and mental health - 27th March 2023 9-10am
Supporting children's emotional regulation - 27th February 2023, 2.30-3.30pm
Supporting with sleep - Monday 13th March 2023- 2.30-3.30pm
Understanding behavioural changes - Monday 22nd May 9-10am

Inclusion Team

Looking after myself - developing independence skills - 24th November, 4-5pm (online)
Drop in - local offer and understanding services in Hackney - 10th November 2.30-3.30pm
Drop in - local offer and understanding services in Hackney -  1st March 2023, 2.30-3.30pm
Drop in - local offer and understanding services in Hackney -  17th May 2023, 2.30-3.30pm

External professionals

Supporting your child to eat more healthily, Jo Travers Registered Dietician - 18th October 2022, 9-10.30am.
Family Coach Service for parents - 10th November 2.30-3.30pm

Workshop Resources



Hackney Independent Parent/Carer Forum (HiP)

Hackney SEND Newsletter

Useful websites

Local provision

Information about other services for children and young people with SEN can be found on the Hackney Education website.

Hackney SENDIAGS provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Hackney Ark is a local centre which provides an integrated, multi-disciplinary response to the needs of children with SEND. Hackney Ark offers the following services:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupation Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Children’s Community Nursing Team
  • Paediatrician
  • Psychology/ behaviour support from CAMHS disability

We may refer your child to services offered by Hackney Ark by making a MARs referral (Multi-Agency Referral).

Shoreditch Park Primary School has a WAMHS worker who supports us to identify mental health needs and signpost children and families to the appropriate service. For more information about the CAMHS offer in Hackney please visit their website.

National websites

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA offers advice to the parents of pupils who have a child with dyslexia or are concerns that their child might be dyslexic


I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.


Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society has a range of resources for parents of pupils with autism

National Deaf Children's Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation supports provides activities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.

Young Minds

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Support Groups