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 2023-24

Speech and Language Therapy

6th October, 9-10am: Zones of Emotional Regulation (lower hall)
12th October, 4.30pm-5.30pm: Zones of Emotional Regulation (virtual, please ask the office for the link)
10th November, 9-10.30am: Understanding my autism diagnosis
19th January, 9-10am: Supporting bilingual pupils
15th March, 2-3pm: comprehension monitoring (parents with children- by invitation)
19th April, 2.30-3.30pm: using core boards at home
17th May, 2.30-3.30pm: comic strip conversations
5th July, 2.30-3.30pm secondary transition (parents with children)

Inclusion Team

29th September, 2.30-3.30pm- meet the Inclusion Team
11th December, 2.30-3.30pm- resources to support with routines
16th January, 2.30-3.30pm- resources to support with sleep and bedtime routines

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

Speech and Language Therapy - Parent Workshop 2024

Join Melody, one of our Speech and Language Therapists to talk about what you can do to support your child’s transition to secondary school

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28th June 2024

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