Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Health


*Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

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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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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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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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: 0300 1236632

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disabilities Team (CAMHS-LD)

CAMHS-LD is a specialist Team within CAMHS that offers assessment and treatment options for a range of behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties in children with learning disabilities. The team is multi-disciplinary and includes practitioners from Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry and Occupational Therapy.

Tel: 0300 1236632

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Children's Healthcare Training

We are a small independent training provider offering high quality training. The training will be provided by paediatric nurses with a vast amount of experience in caring for children with complex needs in the community so all the training is evidence based and up to date.

Tel: 07578 781190 07954 575742

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Childrens Continence Service

Promoting continence, improving family lives around continence.

Tel: 0300 123 3797

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Childrens Continuing Care Offer

NHS continuing care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care due to healthcare needs arising from a disability, accident or illness.that cannot be met by universal or specialist health services alone

Tel: 023 9283 4197

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Childrens Health Services in Portsmouth

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.

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Children’s Therapy Services (Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy)

The Solent NHS Children’s Therapy Service provides community based Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to children and young people aged 0-19 years who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP or who attend a Portsmouth school.

Tel: 02392 684921

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Community Childrens 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 Childrens Nursing Team • Childrens Continuing Care Team • Childrens Outreach, Assessment and Support Team (COAST)

Tel: 0300 123 6631

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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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Dentist - Special Care Dental Service

The Special Care Dental Service provides dental care for children and adults who have special needs, including those with a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability or a combination of these which may prevent them from accessing care through the General Dental Services.

Tel: 023 8069 8677 or 023 8069 8676

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Dyspraxia Foundation

Dyspraxia Foundation Hampshire Support is for all families and adults affected by Dyspraxia living in Hampshire.

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Early Help and Prevention Service

The Early Help and Prevention service in Portsmouth is a new way of doing things – providing extra practical help with families early on, to stop problems getting worse.

Tel: 07720947345

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Early Help Assessment

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is our local assessment that is used by all agencies working with children and their families in Portsmouth to agree what extra help may be needed to support a child or young person at an early stage.

Tel: 07720947345

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Equipment Service

The principal aim of the service is to enable those individuals in need of support, some of whom are vulnerable, to maintain their health, social care and educational needs and well-being in their chosen location for the foreseeable future and to help alleviate risk (e.g. falls, pressure sores etc.), promote independence and facilitate end of life strategies.

Tel: 03332408334

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Family Nurse Partnership - Portsmouth

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive and structured home visiting service. It is offered in the early stages of pregnancy and all the way through to the child turning two years old. FNP is delivered by specially trained nurses who work intensively with the families and this helps build relationships with new parents.

Tel: 023 9268 2518

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Guide Dogs (formerly Blind Children UK)

Guide Dogs supports families with a range of services including; habilitation work, mobility training, practical support, large print books and family activities.

Tel: 0118 983 5555

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Health Cafe - a drop in session to share concerns on Health, Social Care and Disability issues

The Health Café is a drop in session providing an opportunity to share concerns on Health, Social Care, disability issues in a relaxed environment and be signposted in the right direction.

Tel: 02392 815266

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