The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Portsmouth, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.
Tel: 02392 841540
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Enable Ability's Saturday Club operates between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Saturdays during term time. Wheelchair-accessible transport is available to and from the venue. Whilst at the project the children engage in wide-ranging activities, theme days and have occasional outings.
Tel: 023 9267 1846
A range of information on school admissions including catchment areas for infant, junior and secondary schools in Portsmouth, in year transfer, appeals, waiting lists and other related information.
In this section you will find the form to be completed by schools to request an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment
This section contains guidance and templates relating to Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments for schools.
Tel: 023 9282 2251
Seahawks provides a support network for families with children diagnosed with type 1
Seahawks is a voluntary group run by parents and is affiliated with Diabetes UK and supported by QA Paediatric Diabetes Team
Tel: 01329 834952
SEN Support is the process schools and similar settings use to identify and meet the needs of children with SEN.
In this section you will find the SEN
Support Plan form.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the SEN Team aims to meet the highest
explains how the SEN Team collects and uses your personal information, the purposes of this, who it might be shared with and why.
Tel: 023 9284 1238
Support for parent/carers of children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities
This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25
The SEND Inclusion Fund is available to enable an early years setting to further support a child with an identified special educational need and/or disability (SEND) to improve their outcomes.
This document has been developed by the 0 - 25 Joint Commissioning Steering Group.
Its role is to improve the effectiveness of services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities through joint planning and commissioning. Producing the needs assessment is a statutory requirement set out in the Children and Families Act 2014
The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.
Tel: 023 9284 1238
SENDirect is a new, national service designed with parents and professionals to make finding the right support, services and information easier for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Tel: 020 7608 8772
The service for Sensory Impairment comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers, Intervenors and a habilitation worker for VI pupils. We work with sensory impaired children and students from 0 - 25 years of age, at home or other pre-school settings, in schools and colleges.
Tel: 023 92688612
Shared Lives is a unique service managed by Portsmouth City Council for adults who need help because of a physical or learning disability or a mental health issue.
We provide them with accommodation in the homes of families and individuals for long stays, short stays or day support, and they share their hosts' family and community life.
Tel: 02392 616700 or 07957 384 969
Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents or carers. Short breaks also provide families and carers with a valuable break from their caring responsibilities giving them a chance to unwind, rest or spend time with other children.
Tel: 023 9268 8842
Solent Infant is a mainstream infant school.
Tel: 023 9237 1073
Solent Junior is a mainstream junior school.
Tel: (023) 9237 5459