Our Equality Policy sets out our equality principles (or objectives) which are summarised below:
Principle 1: All learners are of equal value. We see all learners and potential learners, and their parents and carers, as of equal value.
Principle 2: We recognise and respect difference. Treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same. Our policies, procedures and activities must not discriminate but must nevertheless take account of differences of life-experience, outlook and background, and in the kinds of barrier and disadvantage, which people may face.
Principle 3: We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist. We intend that our policies, procedures and activities should promote:
· positive attitudes towards disabled people, good relations between disabled and non-disabled people, and an absence of harassment of disabled people
· positive interaction, good relations and dialogue between groups and communities different from each other in terms of ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status, and an absence of prejudice-related bullying and incidents
· mutual respect and good relations between boys and girls, and women and men, and an absence of sexual and homophobic harassment.
Principle 4: We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
Principle 5: We consult and involve stakeholders. We engage with a range of groups and individuals to ensure that those who are affected by a policy or activity are consulted and involved in the design of new policies, and in the review of existing ones.
Principle 6: Society as a whole should benefit. We intend that our policies and activities should benefit society as a whole, both locally and nationally, by fostering greater social cohesion, and greater participation in public life.
Principle 7: We formulate and publish specific and measurable objectives, based on the consultations we have conducted and the evidence we have collected as well as national and local priorities and issues, as appropriate.
This service is a free to use support charity for parents / carers who may be experiencing difficulties and / or challenges in supporting their child with additional needs. The Listening Ear offers a place to share anxieties, challenges and concerns in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential manner.
Please take a look at the practical tips and strategies from the Autism Education Trust to help manage home learning.
Hillingdon's local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. It allows families to see what they can expect from a range of local agencies and how to access them.
HACS is a not for profit organisation who support children and families who have autism. They regularly run support and advice sessions.
Upcoming Events (Please book through the HACS website)
Please follow the link for upcoming parent support and information sessions. These include:
Hillingson SEND Information and Support Serives offer free confidential, impartial support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people (up to 25 years) in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Support for families caring for children with SEND are happy to announce they have re-opened face to face clubs, workshops and events.
SEND Family Support run parent support sessions via Zoom twice a month. Please do sign up and join in if you feel you need any advice or support.
Please see the attached Posters for all forthcoming Clubs, Workshops & Events. For more information including how to book, dates, rules & guidance go to: www.sendfs.co.uk/events/ and click the specific club, workshop or event you're interested in for more specific information.
Only families who have booked in advance and have signed up for SEND Family Support will be able to attend any of our clubs, workshops and events, but it is FREE to do so by going to: www.sendfs.co.uk/sign-up-for-send-family-support/.
For Support Information email - email@example.com including information on Support Groups
For Events information email - firstname.lastname@example.org
For Clubs information email - email@example.com
For General information email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also continue to contact us via the website, social media and phone 07752 169849 (What's App available).
If you would like additional information regarding speech & language support or referral in Hillingdon do take a look at the website which contains useful strategy and support materials for a range of concerns.
|Hillingdon Autistic care and support (HACS)||
Tel: 020 8606 6780
|Centre for ASD and ADHD Advice (based in Eastcote)||
Tel: 020 8429 1552
|Parent Carer Forum (PCF)||
|Hillingdon SEND Information and Support Service (SENDIASS)|
Useful Web Links
www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
https://www.brilliantparents.org/ - Support and parenting classes for all families
https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/children-integrated-therapy-service - support material and advice for occupational therapy, speech and language and physiotherapy
https://www.understood.org/ - Advice and support materials for children and families with ADHD