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Working once you leave school

If you are thinking about getting a full time job once you leave school, there are several things you have to consider. The law says that young people must stay in Education or Training up until the age of 18.  This means that if you…

Working: Your Rights

Your legal rights when working and caring As a working parent with a disabled child, you may have a legal right to take time off (Parental Leave) in certain circumstances. You may also be able to request a change in your working week (Flexible Working)…

Worried about SEN or disability issues

If you have a child who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) and you have questions or are concerned about how they are being supported in their early years education setting who can you talk to? It is hoped that in the main…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…

Yellow Cards and Gateway Cards

What is the difference between the Yellow Card and the Gateway Card for disabled people in Hampshire? The Yellow Card is issued when you register as disabled with Hampshire County Council. The Gateway Card is free and gives you access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes…

Young people participating - Post 16 Strategy development

A range of young people in Hampshire were invited to contribute to the "Hampshire post 16 strategy".  This included a number of workshops that were held to explore the current map of provision, priorities and develop this strategy and associated action plan. The voice of young…

Young people's engagement in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has been working with YPEG (Young People's Engagement Group - KIDS) and the SAY Group (HARG) on a number of really important pieces of work. If you would like to give your thoughts to Hampshire County Council you can do this by filling…

A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Budgets

  Education, Health and Care Plans The new Education, Health and Care plans (EHC Plan) have started to replace Statements of Special Educational Need. An EHC Plan helps to show what you want in your future. As part of the EHC Plan some young people are…

A Young Person’s guide to SEND disagreement resolution

This guide had been written for young people aged 16 to 25 and could be useful if you want to know who to talk to if you are unhappy with the help you are getting for your special educational needs or disability at school or college. It includes…
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