Portsmouth Local Offer

At School Advice, Information and Support

Advice, Information and Support

A parent's guide to SEN support in schools

This leaflet was developed in partnership with the Parent Engagement Officer from Portsmouth Disability Forum.

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A parent/carers guide and poster to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A parent/carers guide and poster to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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A Parenting Pathway - Pre Birth to 5

A guide for parents/carers from pre - birth to 5 years old.

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A Pathway for 14 - 25 Learners (Phase transfer/higher education)

This Pathway should ensure that as young people move into adulthood their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate.

Tel: 023 9288 2438

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A Pathway for 5 - 14 Learners

This Pathway should ensure that as children move through school their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate.

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A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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Afasic - support for those with speech, language and communication needs

Afasic is the UK Charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

Tel: 0300 666 9410

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Airports - Special Assistance.

If you have a disability or you experience mobility difficulties, you may require special assistance at the airport. The links on this entry provide you with all the information you need so that you know what to do before you go to the airport and what to expect while you are there.

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Anti Bullying Strategy

Portsmouth's Anti-Bullying Strategy has been prepared to provide a framework for multi-agency working in the City in order to tackle bullying in our schools and other settings for children and young people and to support the development, monitoring and evaluation of anti-bullying work. The section contains the Anti-Bullying Strategy and a Guidance and Resource Pack for Schools.

Tel: 023 9284 1712

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Apprenticeships

This section holds information on becoming an Apprentice and Finding an Apprenticeship

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ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Assessment Pathway

The ASD Assessment Pathway is a service provided by Solent NHS Trust. The aim of the Pathway is assess children and young people and get a profile of their strengths and difficulties to see if their difficulties fit with the diagnosis of ASD or other developmental disorders. The second aim is to support families through the entire assessment process.

Tel: 07585 960296

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ASD Drop - In Sessions

Do you have a child who has been referred for ASD Neurodevelopmental Assessment with the Community Paediatric Service (0-5) or CAMHS (6-19)? Do you have questions about challenging or unusual behaviour? Are you looking for a support network to connect with? Do you have questions about the assessment pathway and what to expect?

Tel: 07585960296

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Benefits and Support

Information about services, grants, funding and benefits you may be able to access to support your child/young person and for you as a parent/carer.

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Childcare Guide

We understand that as a parent or carer it can be difficult to make an informed choice about childcare. What is childcare? Where do I start looking? How do I know my child will be safe? This section will take you to information on Portsmouth City Councils website about finding the right childcare.

Tel: 023 9268 8830,

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Children and young people with SEN in youth custody

The Provisions in the Children and Families Act setting out the new legal framework for children and young people with SEN in youth custody will commence on 1st April 2015.

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Childrens Health Services in Portsmouth

Visit the Solent Child and Families Services website below for information on Children's Health Services in Portsmouth including Health Visiting, School Nursing and Therapy Services.

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Choosing a School - A guide for parents/carers

Choosing a school is an important decision which will impact on your child and your whole family, so it is worth spending time looking at the options available. Understandably, concerns are even greater if a child has special educational needs (SEN); the aim of this guide is to provide advice to parents looking at schools for children with SEN.

Tel: 0300 303 2000

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Community Access - Autism Hampshire

The Community Access Department of Autism Hampshire provides a free information, advice, guidance and signposting service to local adults, young people and children with autism, their families and professionals. All services are countywide providing for the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth local authority areas.

Tel: 02392 814723

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Complaints

Here you will find details of how to make a complaint.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Contact - For families with disabled children

Contact provides Information, advice, support and promoting linking for parents to other parents, support groups and parent carer forums in their local area.

Tel: 0808 808 3555

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