Portsmouth Local Offer

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

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  • Parent Buddies

    A brand new service in the Family Hubs for 2019.

     

    Volunteer led drop-ins for parents of children aged 5-19.

     

    Please click on  the image below for further information.

     

    Parent buddies

  • Future in Mind Event - February 2019

     

    On February the 10th Future in Mind are hosting an event called Speak Your Mind where young people aged 12-25 can have their say in how mental health services in the city work.

     

    There will be a free lunch, brilliant speakers and workshops where young people can have their say on how schools and health services should respond to mental health.

     

    Free tickets are available on the link below and if there is anything we can do to make it easier for people to attend just let us know.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speak-your-mind-a-mental-health-conference-for-young-people-tickets-52713394181?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

  • Impacting on You Newsletter - January 2019

     

    The Portsmouth Parent Voice Impacting on You Newsletter is available to view.  It contains a range of information including:

     

    • What's on?
    • Local offer Live 2019
    • Healthy Young Minds
    • Your Views and Consultations
    • Blue Badge Update
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Speak Your Mind Event
    • Ordinarily Available Provision
    • Triple P Discussion Groups

     

    Click the link below to view the Newsletter.

    http://www.portsmouthparentvoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IOY-January-2019-2.pdf

  • Future in Mind Event - February 2019

     

    On February the 10th Future in Mind are hosting an event called Speak Your Mind where young people aged 12-25 can have their say in how mental health services in the city work.

     

    There will be a free lunch, brilliant speakers and workshops where young people can have their say on how schools and health services should respond to mental health.

     

    Free tickets are available on the link below and if there is anything we can do to make it easier for people to attend just let us know.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speak-your-mind-a-mental-health-conference-for-young-people-tickets-52713394181?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

     

     

  • Dynamite Survey

     

    The new Dynamite survey for any young person aged 14-25 with a special educational need, disability or experience of mental illness is available here in an online format. It should only take a few minutes to complete and everyone who completes it is entered into a draw to win high street vouchers.

     

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2V2M6TF

     

     

  • RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) - Event

     

    Portsmouth Mix Up & Mix In Connection

     

    When: Saturday 26th January 2019 @Midday-13:00
    Where: Sprinkles Gelato - 97 Commercial Rd, Portsmouth PO1 1BQ

     

    Connect with other 18-25’s in a comfortable and central venue near you.

     

    Please click on the icon below for further information, contact details and how to find out about future events.

     

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  • Sensory Impairment Team - January 2019 Newsletter

     

    The team for Sensory Impairment comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers, Intervenors and a habilitation worker for Visually Impaired pupils.  We work with sensory impaired children and students from 0 - 25 years of age, at home or other pre-school settings, in schools and colleges.

     

    We regularly produce newsletters to inform parents and carers of news items and activities.  Copies of all the newsletters can be found on the Sensory Impairment Team page at http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/39 or you can view the January 2019 version by clicking on the icon below. 

     

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  • PORTSMOUTH YOUTH PROJECT - JANUARY EVENTS

     

    Portsmouth Youth Project is run by Enable Ability and is for young people aged between 18-25 years, living in Portsmouth with a physical and/or mild-moderate learning disability, or additional special need.

     

    The Project aims to provide young people with the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned recreational, social and sporting activities as part of a group setting.

     

    This enables young people to interact and socialise with other peers on a regular basis. Activities are designed to improve pivotal life skills for all young people; including building their confidence & self-esteem, independence, communications and multitasking skills, to name a few.

     

    Please click on the link below to access the December 2018 Events Schedule.

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  • YOU SAID WE DID - November and December 2018

     

    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:

     

    http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/447

  • PARENT/CARER SURVEY

     

    We would like to hear the views of Portsmouth parents and carers with a child or young person aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities to help us shape the services and support available for them in the city now, and in the future.

     

    Please complete the short survey which can be found at the link below. It should only take 10 minutes to complete. The survey closes on 31st December 2018.

     

    https://www.research.net/r/SEND_parent_carer_survey

  • POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY  DISABILITY NEWSLETTER

     

    The Newsletter gives information on events, sessions and general news coming up through Pompey in the Community.

     

    Please click on  the icon below to access it.

    PDF

     

  • WORK OF LOCAL CHARITY SUPPORTED BY AWARDS FOR ALL

     

    Portsmouth Disability Forum (PDF) was delighted to receive a grant of £9,799 toward their volunteer project School Special Educational Needs Champions (School SEN Champions).

     

    Lynne Rigby Principal Officer said ‘we are so pleased to have the funds to continue our work’, School SEN Champions support parents of children with special educational needs who are in mainstream schools. The project was initiated by PDF in 2016 in response to SEN reforms introduced by the Government in 2014.

     

    School SEN Champions support parents of children with special educational needs who are in mainstream schools.

     

    To read the full article, please click on the link below.

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  • PORTSMOUTH INVESTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND)

      

    As part of significant ongoing investment in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), a new vocational education centre opens in Cosham this week and Portsmouth City Council is now inviting parents and carers to help shape the future of SEND services across the city.

     

    At an official opening ceremony on 22nd November, staff and guests at the Harbour Vocational Centre @ Vanguard will celebrate the provision of brand new facilities which will enable them to teach a range of practical and academic subjects to a higher standard than was previously possible.

     

    To read the full article, please click on the following link:  http://shapingportsmouth.co.uk/shaping-blog/2187-pcc-send-investment

  • local Offer Live 2019

     

    Please click on the image below to view the flyer in full size.

     

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  • Research Project

     

    Is your toddler not yet putting two words together?

     

    If so, you may be able to take part in a research project which aims to help children develop their language through group learning sessions for parents.

     

    For further information, please click the image below.

     

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  • A parent's guide to SEN support in schools

     

    The above guide was developed in partnership with the Parent Engagement Officer from Portsmouth Disability Forum.

     

    Please click the image below to access the document or go to:   http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/370

     

    Parents guide to sen support front cover

  • LOCAL OFFER ANNUAL REPORT - 2018

     

    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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  • Portsmouth SEND Strategic Review June 2017 - March 2018

     

    This review, which commenced in June 2017, was commissioned jointly by Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils.  With a brief to carry out a comprehensive strategic review of the provision for Portsmouth and Southampton children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the key aim was to ensure future demands can be met which are financially sustainable.

     

    The review included consideration of the continuum of provision available to meet the range of identified need, as well as the sufficiency of provision going forward. Further information can be found by clicking here.

     

    Please click the icon below to access the full report.

    PDF

     

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  • Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

     

    The purpose of this Progress Report is to provide a summary of the actions achieved in
    implementing the SEND Reforms in Portsmouth, as set out in the Children and Families
    Act 2014, during the initial implementation phase from September 2014 to March 2018.


    These achievements were celebrated at a SEND Stakeholder Conference on 19th
    March 2018. The conference was an opportunity to recognise the progress so far and to
    mark the move from the implementation phase to embedding the SEND reforms as
    business as usual.  Further information can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the icon below.

     PDF

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    Was there anything you searched for on the Local Offer but could not find?


    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.

      

    Please use the Contact Us tab at the top of the page to tell us about any of the above.

     

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