Dynamites Young Inspectors visit services which feature on the Portsmouth Local Offer and provide a report on this service written from the perspective of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
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Dynamite is the voice for the young people of Portsmouth who have a disability, to increase awareness and influence issues which concern their lives.
Tel: 07905 682886
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.
In this section you will find the Early Years Request for EHC Needs Assessment Form and the Profile of Need
Tel: 023 9282 2251
Early Years Advisory Teachers monitor, track and offer advice and support to setting Inclusion Co-ordinators who are working with children with SEND. This includes delivering training and professional development.
They also liaise with other professionals to ensure children with SEND are known and are receiving appropriate provision, they also attend monthly Early Years Panels.
Tel: 02392 827392
A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer
The panel is a group of professionals from the Speech and Language Therapy Service, the Community Consultant Paediatricians, Early Years Advisory Teacher Service, Health Visitors, Educational Psychology Service, Portage, Head-teacher from Willows, and the SEN team. It meets regularly to make sure that we are aware of pre-school children with special needs and that we have plans in place to support the children and their families and to ensure a smooth transition to school.
Tel: 023 92844272
Early years settings include nurseries, childminders, pre-schools and day care. All these early years providers are expected to have regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code of Practice as well as following the regulations set out in The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 in order to support children with SEND in their provision.
Tel: 023 9284 1238
This section holds information on how to find out about early years settings
Tel: 023 9268 8830
This information is intended to provide parents and carers with a guide as to the timescales involved in the Education, Health and Care Plan process.
Tel: 07825 185608
This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.
The service offers training, consultation and support to schools, and other settings with regard to special or additional needs of children and young people, and individual assessments of the special additional needs of children and young people. We can also provide some on-going interventions with children and young people, individually or in groups, or monitor and supervise interventions. Advice is also provided to the Local Authority to support specific projects and strategy development.
Tel: 023 9268 8563
Portsmouth City Council's guidance and leaflet for Parents Educating their Children at Home
Tel: 023 9284 1419
This short leaflet aims to answer frequently asked questions on elective home education.
Wheelchair Basketball is a club for everyone aged 8+ with mild/moderate neurological and physical disabilities.
We are open to all abilities, you do not have to be a wheelchair user to join in
Enham Trust offers young people the opportunity to attend a fun and interesting programme providing tailored support, advice and skills to help them prepare, find and stay in work
Tel: 0808 1003134
This document sets out Portsmouth City Council's approach to equality and diversity issues over the next 3 years (2014 - 2017)
Tel: 02392 688559
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.
EMAS provides support for nurseries, schools and other services when working with pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL) and/or who are black or minority ethnic (BME).
Tel: 023 92 733130
Helping talented, disabled candidates and inclusive employers to find each other.
Tel: 0845 658 5717