See our Local Offer News and SEND Local Offer Review and Action Plan pages for details of our plans to expand our special schools.

Local Offer News

Welcome to our SEND local Offer news pages! on this page you can find information on upcoming events and discussions between parents and professionals at our SEND Improvement Board. Please be suer to read the letter to parents and families from Councillor Brabazon, Lead Member for Children.You can find this here:

Letter from Councillor Brabazon to parents and carers

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SEND Newsletter for Parents

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SEND Reforms Meetings

Read about SEND discussions between parent groups and SEN council officers. If you would like to make comments on the content of the meetings, share ideas or raise aspects of you and your child's SEND services that you would like to address, please contact us directly. See our Get involved page for details.

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Moving On Transitions Reference Group

This is a co-production group in partnership with Health Watch Haringey. The members of the group are parents, carers, community partners and council officers. The group meet every month and discuss and develop ideas to improve young people and families experience of transitioning to adulthood. If you want to get involved email

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Other updates

SEND Transport Event - February 2020

Haringey Council is holding an event to gather your experiences about SEND transport.

We recognise that getting the SEND transport service right makes a big difference to your family's life. We want to know what's working and what's not, and how we can improve our service.

When and where?

The event is being held on Wednesday 5 February 2020, at Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JA.

There will be three sessions, and you are welcome to attend any of these:

  • 10am to 12 noon
  • 12 noon to 2pm
  • 5pm to 7pm

There will also be an online survey so that feedback about the service can be submitted.

Full details of the venue and times are also listed on the event leaflet:

New: See Haringey’s Accessibility Strategy for the inclusion of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in educational settings.

Review of Direct Payments Processes and Procedures

  • This consultation is closed - thank you to every one who responded

What we consulted on:

Thank you to all the families who contributed to the review of the direct payments policy and processes.

We held the following drop-in events:

  • 14 November 2019, 10-12 noon and a re-run of the same session 6-8pm Cypriot Centre Earlham Grove London N22 5HJ
  • 19 November 2019, 10-11.30am - The Vale Special School Secondary  Trulock Road,N17 OPG
  • 21 November 2019, 10-11.30am - Riverside Special School Wood Green ILC White Hart Lane, London UK N22 5QJ

Read the draft policy here:

Read a summary of the changes here:

Direct Payments - Summary of Changes to the Policy Nov 2019

Send us your feedback - don't forget to let us know if:

  • The eligibility for Direct Payments is clear
  • The assessment for the budget is clear
  • Is it clear what you can use the budget for, in the new policy?
  • Is it clear how the budget is reviewed?
  • Is it clear who you can ask for help with the above?

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Transitions Moving On Event - October 2019

Which way will you choose?Which way will you choose? Post 16 options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

This event was held on 30 October 2019 in Tottenham and was attended by more than 40 families. There were guest speakers, 17 information stalls with information and advice on health and wellbeing, community activities, post 16 options, education, social care and work. Families had an opportunity to network and speak with professionals on the things that matter to them.

Presentations can be downloaded below.

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Page last updated:

31 January 2020

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