Support for Young People
SENDIASS Camden work with Children and Young People aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities. You may have seen our poster in your school or college?
For children aged 0-16 visit the children's page.
Under new government laws (Children and Families Act 2014) young people aged 16-25 have increased rights when it comes to making decisions about their lives.
Once you are over 16 the law sees you as a “young person”, you will have the right to make your own decisions about the support you need. This includes:
The right to appeal to tribunal about the support you get, and/or the educational placement named in your plan.
The right to apply for an Education Health and Care EHC plan (once you are over 16 your parents need your written consent to apply for an EHC plan on your behalf)
The right to control a personal budget (this is a budget set out for you to support your education, this is different to a social care personal budget).
The right to decide where you want to be educated including 6th forms, colleges, alternative provisions, apprenticeships and training institutions.
What help can we give?
- We will help you to understand your rights, decide what is important to you, and help you understand what is going on for you.
- We can attend meetings with you and support you through those meetings.
- We will treat all of the information you give us with confidence unless you ask us to share the information with someone, or if we feel that information you shared might put you or someone else in danger.
- If we are not the right people to help you, we can help you find the right person/organisation to give you support.
Our job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure that you feel everyone who works with you is supporting you in the best way possible.
We can talk over the phone on 020 974 6264.
We can e-mail SENDIASS@camden.gov.uk.
You can also get in touch with us by filling out an enquiry form.
We can meet face to face in a place that is best for you.
We can support you at meetings at school or college, with the local authority (Camden) or health and social care professionals.
We work 9am to 5pm
Monday to Friday, all year round