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Before School Advice, Information and Support

Advice, Information and Support

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association is a charity providing friendship, support and essential educational services for children, their families and professionals in Portsmouth and South Hampshire.

Tel: 07747 041576

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Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

The Progress Report provides 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.

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Portsmouth Local Area SEND Inspection July 2019

Inspection of Portsmouth local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from Monday 1 July 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019.

Tel: 02392822251

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Portsmouth Parent and Carer Board

Portsmouth Parent and Carer Board are a group of motivated and passionate parents and carers, working together with services to make decisions for children and young people. The Board was set up in 2010 to allow parents and carers to be involved in shaping the services available to families in Portsmouth. The Board is made up of up to 15 members representing many of the different needs of families that use services in the city.

Tel: 023 927 34400

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Portsmouth Parent Voice - PPV

Portsmouth Parent Voice is run by parents for parents with a child with an additional or special need and or a disability. Our aim is to have the active involvement of parent carers in the service planning and decision making processes within the local authority, to make them more focused on the needs of the families with disabled children. We also aim to support parent carers to have a voice on how services for disabled children are shaped and delivered locally.

Tel: 07712 439159

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Portsmouth SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS)

Portsmouth SEND Information Advice and Support Service is a service available to parent/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities between 0-25yrs and to young people aged 16-25 who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Tel: 0300 303 2000

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Resource Lending Service - Autism Hampshire

The Community Access team at Autism Hampshire are developing a set of resources such as weighted, blankets, ear defenders and compression vests which can be viewed and borrowed free of charge for a trial period.

Tel: 02392 814723

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Roof Raisers Hangouts

An informal meet up once a month for a chance for parents to meet other parents of children/young adults with Profound Moderate Learning Difficulties.

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Safeguarding - Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB)

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Portsmouth, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.

Tel: 02392 841540

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SEN Team - Privacy Statement

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the SEN Team aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. This is a specific privacy policy which explains how the SEN Team collects and uses your personal information, the purposes of this, who it might be shared with and why.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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SEND Butterflies - parent/carer support group

Support for parent/carers of children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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SEND Code of Practice/DfE National Guidance

This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

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SEND Inclusion Fund for Early Years Settings

The SEND Inclusion Fund is available to enable an early years setting to further support a child with an identified special educational need and/or disability (SEND) to improve their outcomes.

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SEND Needs Assessment

This document has been developed by the 0 - 25 Joint Commissioning Steering Group. Its role is to improve the effectiveness of services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities through joint planning and commissioning. Producing the needs assessment is a statutory requirement set out in the Children and Families Act 2014

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SEND Tribunal Single Route of Redress – National Trial

The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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SENDirect - information service for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities

SENDirect is a new, national service designed with parents and professionals to make finding the right support, services and information easier for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Tel: 020 7608 8772

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Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents or carers. Short breaks also provide families and carers with a valuable break from their caring responsibilities giving them a chance to unwind, rest or spend time with other children.

Tel: 023 9268 8842

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy

A strategy to promote inclusion and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families

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Stroke Association

The Stroke Association offers a Childhood Stroke Support Service – providing information, advice, support and networking events to families affected by stroke in childhood

Tel: 07715 065925

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Support for childcare providers

This section provides a range of useful information and resources for childcare providers and settings.

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