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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Portsmouth City Council have worked closely with young people, parents, carers and professionals in Portsmouth to agree what inclusion means to people in our city.
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
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
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
In addition to providing continuity for children beyond the age of 18 years, our Adult Befriending Service is designed to provide a few hours support each week to individuals aged18 to 65 years who are either socially isolated or severely restricted by virtue of their disability.
Tel: 023 9267 1848
Support for Adults with a Learning Disability
Tel: 023 9268 4600
An Assessment and Social Work Service for adults (18yrs+) with disabilities/sensory impairment and eligible needs.
Tel: 023 92680810
These guidelines are intended to make clear whether Adult Social Care:
1. Has a duty to provide transport so that people with a Learning Disability can get to services they use.
2. Can charge people for that transport.
Tel: 023 0268 4600
Making sure people are connected to the information they need to meet their goals is integral to the way we work. You Trust have a number of services dedicated to providing Advice and Information. These include Advice Portsmouth, a service providing free independent advice to Portsmouth residents.
Tel: 023 9287 3131
Enable Ability offers an Advocacy service to young people and adults with a diagnosed disability living within Portsmouth and the South East Hampshire region.
Tel: 023 9267 0012 / 023 9267 1846
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
PETA Ltd delivers apprenticeships for young people aged 16-25 in the following areas:
• Business Administration
• Customer Service
• Warehouse and storage
• IT User and IT practitioner
All apprenticeships are employed, with PETA finding the employer for those that need it. All apprenticeships follow the framework requirements identified by the relevant Sector Skills Council.
Funding is drawn down from the Skills Funding Agency to deliver the apprenticeships. There is no cost to the individual.
Tel: 023 9253 8700
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
Autism Hampshire provides the Autism Alert App, which enables
people who have autism to share information about their autism and support their autism. These can be used by young people and adults who live in Hampshire (including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight)
Tel: 02392 814 723
Autism Hampshire is an independent regional charity. Our Head Office is situated in the south of Hampshire, as are our Life Skills College, adult and residential services but we also help those from out of county too
Tel: 02392 814 723
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.