Portsmouth Local Offer

At School Care


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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Children's Disability Team

The Children's Disability Team is part of the Inclusion Service in Children's Service and discharge the local authority's statutory duties in respect of disabled children as set out in the Children act 1989.

Tel: 0845 671 0271

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Frank Sorrell Centre

The Portsmouth Disability Forum is a user led lobbying and campaigning charity working to ensure disabled people have the same life chances as everyone else. It is based at the Frank Sorrell Centre.

Tel: 023 9281 5266

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Help to adapt your home

Portsmouth City Council have a range of financial help to cover the cost of adapting your home for your needs. All except the Disabled Facilities Grant are discretionary and subject to available finance.

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Hospital Passport

A hospital/health passport for young people and adults with special needs and disability. The All About Me hospital/health passport is aimed at helping health professionals get the correct information about a young person or adult with special needs or disability to ensure they get the best care.

Tel: 023 8060 8900

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Information for Carers

A carer is anyone who cares for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. This section provides information for carers available on Portsmouth City Councils website.

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MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

The MASH is multi agency and brings together services such as from social care, education, health, police and children centres. The MASH aims to work together to offer the right help at an early stage to families who need support.

Tel: 08456710271 / 02392688793

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A place to share details of newsletters, magazines and mailing lists relevant to people in the local community - includes news for professionals, the public, and news around particular specialisms such as health and social care.

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PALS Project - a range of Short Breaks activities

The PALS project provides a range of Short Breaks activities for young people aged 6 - 21 years with physical/mild learning disabilities.

Tel: 023 9267 1874

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Portsmouth Carers Strategy 2015 - 2020

This strategy for Portsmouth has been developed jointly by Portsmouth City Council, NHS Portsmouth CCG, Solent NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and includes strategic support to both adult and young carers.

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness.

Tel: 23 8023 2129

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Respite Care

Respite care tries to keep families together by offering children a break, or a regular series of breaks, from a difficult family environment or a problem for which the child needs some support or help. This could help prevent family breakdown or a child being placed in foster care.

Tel: 023 9283 9111

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Rose Road - Sitting and Community Based Support

Rose Road provides short breaks to children or young people aged 4 to 18 years with severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and/or autism.

Tel: 023 8072 1234

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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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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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Sitting Service/Community Based Support Service

Enable Ability's Sitting Service/Community Based Support Service provides a service to parents of a child with mild to moderate levels of disability.

Tel: 023 9267 1846

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Specialist School Nursing Service

The Specialist School Nursing Service is provided at Mary Rose Academy and delivers a range of assessments and treatments to children and young people with identified health needs who attend the school.

Tel: 023 9285 2330

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Surrey and Borders Partnership

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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