This section contains links to the most popular entries for parents and carers on Education Health and Care Plans. They are legal documents which set out a child or young person’s special educational needs and the support that is required to meet these needs, including a suitable educational placement. They focus on intended outcomes and the steps that need to be taken to achieve those outcomes.
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This leaflet was developed in partnership with the Parent Engagement Officer from Portsmouth Disability Forum.
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
A guide for parents/carers from pre - birth to 5 years old.
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
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
This Pathway should ensure that as children move through school their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate.
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
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
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.
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
This section holds information on becoming an Apprentice and Finding an Apprenticeship
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
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.
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,
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.
The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice and guidance to Service parents, educational establishments and local authorities on educational issues relating to Service children, including issues relating to SEN.
Tel: 01980 618244
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.
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
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
Enable Ability's Community Based Support Service provides a service to parents of a child with mild to moderate levels of disability.
Tel: 023 9267 1846