Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

SEN Support Plan

In this section you will find the SEN Support Plan form.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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SEN Team - Privacy Statement

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the SEN Team aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. This is a specific privacy policy which 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

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SEND Butterflies - parent/carer support group

Support for parent/carers of children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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SEND Code of Practice/DfE National Guidance

This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

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SEND Inclusion Fund for Early Years Settings

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.

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SEND Needs Assessment

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

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SEND Tribunal Single Route of Redress – National Trial

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

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SENDirect - information service for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities

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

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Sensory Impairment Team

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

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Shared Lives - Help for Vulnerable Adults

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

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Short Breaks for Disabled Children

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

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Solent Infant School

Solent Infant is a mainstream infant school.

Tel: 023 9237 1073

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Solent Junior School

Solent Junior is a mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9237 5459

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Southsea Inclusion Centre - Communication and Interaction

The Inclusion Centre for children with communication and interaction difficulties, including a significant language disorder is an integral part of Southsea Infant School. It caters for up to 8 pupils between the ages of 4 and 7 whose primary need is in the area of communication and interaction.

Tel: 02392828176

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Southsea Infant School

Southsea Infant is a mainstream infant school.

Tel: (023) 9282 8176

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Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team

The SEN team works with the city's early years settings, schools, and post 16 education & training providers in identifying, assessing, planning for and reviewing children / young people's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It delivers all of the local authority's statutory duties in relation to SEND including maintaining statements of special educational needs and education, health & care (EHC) plans.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - Information for Parents/Carers

This section contains links to a range of information for Parents/Carers on Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy

A strategy to promote inclusion and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families

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Special Educational Needs Support Partnership (PSENSP)

The Portsmouth Special Educational Needs Support Partnership (PSENSP) is a service for schools which is designated to: • offer free targeted support aimed at staff who are supporting specific pupils with SEN • provide access to a range of continuing professional development and training for individual and/or groups of staff working with pupils with SEN

Tel: 023 9285 2330

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Special Provision Capital Fund

This entry provides information on the development of a new vocational provision in Portsmouth for some of the most vulnerable and challenging young people in the city.

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