Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Care


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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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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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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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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The Carers Centre

The Carers Centre provides support to unpaid carers including providing information and advice, access to assessment and breaks, access to emotional support and training. The Carers Centre is open Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturdays 10-2pm for the Carers Café.

Tel: 023 9285 1864

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