Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

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  • Free Training Session


    Do you have a child over 11 with autism?


    Would you like to attend a free training session with two respected and thought provoking speakers at the Frank Sorrell Centre this Saturday 24th Feb 9:30 - 3:30, a free lunch is included! 


    Janet Gurney will speak on Intensive Interaction, approaches to building and developing relationships with people who can seem difficult to reach.


    Steve McGuiness will speak on Living with Autism, challenging current thinking and developing new ideas.


    The session is open to children and young people 12yrs – 25yrs and their parents/carers


    For further information or to book a place please call 0782 518 5608 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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    We wanted to let you know some of the ways in which we are listening to your feedback and responding to make services better for children, young people and their families with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.


    Please click the following link to view this information:




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  •  breaking news 2


    Central Government has now published the Review of Residential Special Schools and Colleges, Guidance on Statutory Visits in Long- Term Residential Settings, Publication of 'What Works' Resource and Transport Accessibility Action Plan Consultation .


     To view full details of the above information please click the icon below:




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  • Local Offer Annual Report -  2017


    The Children and Families Act 2014 requires that the Local Authority must publish an annual report on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).


    This annual report details feedback about the Local Offer from parents and carers and young people and describes what we have done over the last year, and what the priorities are for the coming year.


    Please click the image below to access the document.


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    School SEN Champions


    Would you like to find out more about the support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in schools?

    Would you like to meet other parents of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?

    Would you like to work alongside your child's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator?


    If so, have you considered becoming a School SEN Champion? 


    Portsmouth Parent Voice are looking for volunteers across Portsmouth to help organise coffee mornings and help distribute SEN information to parents.  Full training and support will be offered as well as a free DBS check.  If you would like to find out more please e-mail Kara Jewell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07825 185 608

  • Contact Us


    Is there an event running you would like to promote and  tell us about?   We are always happy to publicise activities and events for children, young people with SEND and their families on this newsfeed.



    Do you know of any clubs, leisure or sport opportunities for children and young people with SEND which are not currently on the Portsmouth Local Offer?  If so, we would love to hear from you as we are always looking to add to this resource.



    For either of the above please use the Contact Us tab at the top of this page.




  • Future in Mind


    A national Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce was establised in September 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed and to improve how children and young people's mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.  As a result Portsmouth City Council and NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group are undertaking a consultation with children, young people, parents and carers to help develop a transformation plan for Portsmouth.


    An easy read document about Future in Mind has been produced and can be found by clicking here.






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    Your feedback on the Portsmouth Local Offer is very important to us and we would ask you to complete the Feedback or Contact Us section at the top of the home page whenever you feel we need to be made aware of something or if you know of information we should be including.