Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Advice, Information and Support

Advice, Information and Support

A Series of Information Sheets on Education, Health and Care Plans

A series of information leaflets on all stages of the Education, Health and Care Plan assessment process.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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A parent's guide to SEN support in schools

This leaflet was developed in partnership with the Parent Engagement Officer from Portsmouth Disability Forum.

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A Parenting Pathway - Pre Birth to 5

A guide for parents/carers from pre - birth to 5 years old.

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A Pathway for Early Years

This pathway provides information which should ensure that by the time every child starts school, their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate

Tel: 023 9268 8781

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A SEND Pathway for Early Years Settings

When a parent or a setting identifies that a child may have a Special Educational Need (SEN) then they must work in partnership with parents to establish how best to meet the child's needs. This pathway is a visual aid showing the process which should be followed.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Accessibility Strategy

This section contains the Portsmouth Schools Accessibility Strategy 2015 - 2018

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Afasic - support for those with speech, language and communication needs

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

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Amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area.

An information sheet providing information on amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area.

Tel: 02392 841238.

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Anti Bullying Strategy

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

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ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Assessment Pathway

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

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Benefits and Support

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.

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CAMHS-Child Development Centre- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The CAMHS-CDC provides a highly specialist service, working with young people and their families aged 0-18 years, whom have a moderate to severe developmental delay. This delay can be in relation to a learning disability, physical disability or a complex health need.

Tel: 023 92 684700

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Childcare Guide

Finding the right childcare for you and your children. This section will take you to the Childcare Guide on Portsmouth City Council's website.

Tel: 023 9268 8830,

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Children's Centres

Children's Centres offer a range of activities, information and advice pre-birth to 5 years.

Tel: 023 9268 8830

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Childrens Continence Service

Promoting continence, improving family lives around continence.

Tel: 0300 123 3797

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Community Access - Autism Hampshire

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

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Community Children's Nursing Service

This service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and consists of 3 elements with a joint aim to prevent children being admitted to hospital unless it is unavoidable and to support children being safely discharged from hospital as soon as possible. The aim of these services is to provide a high quality in reach and outreach nursing service and to enable early, safe planned discharge from hospital and to prevent unnecessary admissions. These services are a link between primary and secondary care and support and encourage the development of partnership working. • Community Children’s Nursing Team • Children’s Continuing Care Team • Children’s Outreach, Assessment and Support Team (COAST)

Tel: 02392 219396

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Community Paediatric Medical Service

The Community Paediatric Medical Team offers a specialist service for children with developmental problems eg motor and speech and language delay, for those with physical and or learning disabilities, children with suspected chromosomal or syndrome diagnoses, children with social communication difficulties and possible autism.

Tel: 0300 1236630

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Here you will find details of how to make a complaint.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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