Portsmouth Local Offer

At School Advice, Information and Support

Advice, Information and Support

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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School Admissions

A range of information on school admissions including catchment areas for infant, junior and secondary schools in Portsmouth, in year transfer, appeals, waiting lists and other related information.

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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 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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Supporting Military Families in Portsmouth

Supporting Service children with SEND in Portsmouth.

Tel: 02392841316

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Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

This section contains a link to the statutory guidance, 'Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions'.

Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Surrey and Borders Partnership - Providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services

Providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services for people of all ages in Southern England.

Tel: 0300 55 55 222

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Targeted Short Breaks

Targeted Short Breaks are for children and young people who have additional needs that cannot be met by universal services and require a level of support that enables them to access short break activities..

Tel: 023 9268 8842

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The British Psychological Society

This section contains information on The British Psychological Society, including links to registered psychologists.

Tel: 0116 254 9568

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The Roberts Centre

The Roberts Centre provides a Family Intervention Project (FIP) and an Adult Intervention Project (AIP) to Portsmouth City Council (PCC) tenants. The service gives families a dedicated keyworker whom takes the role of the lead professional and holds regular team around the family meetings to discuss the plans for the family in a multi-agency way.

Tel: 023 9273 0053

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Turn2us - National charity for those in financial hardship

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Tel: 0808 802 2000

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