Portsmouth Local Offer

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


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 Disability Team

The Childrens 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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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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Choices Advocacy Portsmouth

Choices Advocacy are a local charity providing independent advocacy and person centred planning for people living in Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. They work in partnership with Solent Mind to support the delivery advocacy services in Portsmouth.

Tel: 023 8020 8955

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Choosing a School - A guide for parents/carers

Choosing a school is an important decision which will impact on your child and your whole family, so it is worth spending time looking at the options available. Understandably, concerns are even greater if a child has special educational needs (SEN); the aim of this guide is to provide advice to parents looking at schools for children with SEN.

Tel: 0300 303 2000

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Cliffdale Primary Academy

Cliffdale Primary Academy is a designated special school which caters for children between 4 and 11 years of age who have complex learning difficulties; many of whom also have autism. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs. Details of the school’s SEN Information Report can be found on their website

Tel: 023 92662601

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Colleges - Information on Education, Health and Care Plans

This section contains information on Education, Health and Care Plans specific to colleges.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Colleges/Post 16 Provision - Forms to support the request of an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

In this section you will find the Preparing for Adulthood Profile of Support and Evidence Form for colleges/post 16 providers to support the request of an Education Health and Care needs assessment.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Colleges/Post 16 Provision - Guidance and Forms for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessements

This section contains guidance and templates relating to Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments .

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Community Access - Autism Hampshire

The Community Access Department of Autism Hampshire provides a free information, advice, guidance and signposting service to local adults, young people and children with autism, their families and professionals. All services are countywide providing for the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth local authority areas.

Tel: 02392 814723

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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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Here you will find details of how to make a complaint.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Connors Toy Library

We provide 13 Community Toy Library sessions providing stay and play sessions and toy loan to over 2000 families or carers with pre-school children annually.

Tel: 023 9283 2926

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Contact - For families with disabled children

Contact provides Information, advice, support and promoting linking for parents to other parents, support groups and parent carer forums in their local area.

Tel: 0808 808 3555

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