Portsmouth Local Offer

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

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  • Portsmouth Autism Training Event

     

    Aspie Trainers are a group of autistic people who deliver autism training from a first-person perspective, specialising in the use of lived experience in order to demonstrate what works when working alongside autistic individuals.

     

    A training event is being held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 12;30pm to 3:00pm at Portsmouth Central Library.

     

    For further information, including who should attend and which topics will be covered, please click on the image below.

     

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  • 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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    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

  • 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

     

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  • SEND Strategic Review - Feedback

               
    Last year, Portsmouth City Council conducted a SEND Strategy review. You can view the full document here: http://ow.ly/Lf1p30mqj2p   We have been sharing some of the findings over the last 11 days, here are all the bite size statements in one document. 

      

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  • PORTSMOUTH YOUTH PROJECT - NOVEMBER 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 November 2018 Events Schedule.

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  • Portsmouth Mix Up and Mix In Connection

     

    The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) are holding an event for 18 -25 year olds at:

     

    The Hollywood Bowl, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TN

    On:  Sunday 25th November at 1.30pm.

     

    Lets meet and test our bowling skills.  We have a game booked which takes roughly 50 minutes.  Please arrive at 1.30pm and meet just inside the entrance where I'll be waiting, wearing a bright blue RNIB t-shirt. Please give me call/text on the number below if you need direction on the day. 

     

    This is a casual way to meet and mix with others in your area who also have sight loss.   However we don't even have to mention sight loss, sometimes its just nice to know others are in a similar situation.

     

    Please let me know if you would like to join in or have any further questions.

     

    Telephone/leave a message or text Hazel Cross: 07525 923093 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

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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.

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    SEN Support

     

     

    SEN support is a category of support for pupils with Special Educational Needs.  All schools and colleges must publish their SEN Information Report on their website. 

     

     

    The Information Report must include information for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN and for the admission of disabled pupils. The requirements are set out in legislation under the SEND Code of Practice.

     

     

    All schools and colleges who have an entry on the Portsmouth Local Offer contain a link to their SEN Information Report which we hope parents/carers will find useful.

     

     

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  • Choosing a School

     

    Parents/Carers often ask what questions they should ask when choosing a school for their child who has special educational needs and/or disabilities.

     

    Choosing a School, a guide for parents/carers has been produced by Portsmouth SEND Information, Advice and Support Service to help with this.

     

    Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Regulations 2014, schools also have a duty to publish a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information Report, which must be made available on their website.  The Information Report must include information for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN and for the admission of disabled pupils.

     

    All individual school/college entries on the Portsmouth Local Offer contain a link to their SEN Information Reports.

     

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  • Support Groups

     

    Remember the Portsmouth Local Offer contains information on a range of support groups across Portsmouth.  Just enter 'support groups' into the search box and please let us know if you could not find what you were looking for by using the feedback button at the top of the page.

     

    Portsmouth Parent Voice also provide information on support groups through their monthly Impacting On You newsletters. http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/381

     

    The Portsmouth Carers Centre also has a guide to carers support groups available in Portsmouth. http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/384

     

    In addition to this, Portsmouth Parent Voice will be holding a networking event in May 2018 for representatives from support groups and activity providers.  For further information please e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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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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  • 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.