Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.


Dynamite Young Inspectors

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.

Tel: 07905682886

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Dynamite, the voice of young people in Portsmouth with a disabiity or special educational need

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

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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 Years - Request for Education, Health and Care needs assessment

In this section you will find the Early Years Request for EHC Needs Assessment Form and the Profile of Need

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Early Years Advisory Teachers - Area Inclusion Officers

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

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Early Years and Childcare

The Early Years and Childcare Team provide information and advice for parents, childcare professionals and those wanting to work with children.

Tel: 023 9288 2649

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Early Years Information

A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer

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Early Years Panel

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

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Early Years SEN provision - an outline for parents

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

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Early Years Settings (eg nurseries, playgroups, childminders and pre-schools)

This section holds information on how to find out about early years settings

Tel: 023 9268 8830

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Education Health and Care Plans - Timelines for Parents

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

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) - Information for parents/carers

This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Educational Psychology Team

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

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Elective Home Education

Portsmouth City Council's guidance and leaflet for Parents Educating their Children at Home

Tel: 023 9284 1419

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Elective Home Education - Frequently Asked Questions

This short leaflet aims to answer frequently asked questions on elective home education.

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Enable Ability Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball is a club for everyone aged 8+ with any kind of disability. We are open to all abilities, you do not have to be a wheelchair user to join in. Friends and siblings are also welcome.

Tel: 07939 829021

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Enham Trust - a programme for young people to help them prepare for, find and stay in work

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

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Equality and Diversity Strategy

This document sets out Portsmouth City Council's approach to equality and diversity issues over the next 3 years (2014 - 2017)

Tel: 02392 688559

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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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