Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

Saturday Club - activities,theme days and outings

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

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School Admissions

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.

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School request for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

In this section you will find the form to be completed by schools to request an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

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Schools - Guidance and Forms for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

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

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Seahawks Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes Family Support

Seahawks provides a support network for families with children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Seahawks is a voluntary group run by parents and is affiliated with Diabetes UK and supported by QA Paediatric Diabetes Team

Tel: 01329 834952

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SEN Support in Schools/Colleges

SEN Support is the process schools and similar settings use to identify and meet the needs of children with SEN.

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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 Blog 2019

Welcome to our new SEND Blog. We have decided to start writing a regular Blog covering all things SEND, so that we can share some of the more personalised SEND stories within Portsmouth. We hope to feature regular guest 'Bloggers' and also want to really encourage any Parent Carers and Children/Young People to write for us too.

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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 Self-Evaluation Summary

This is the summary of our self-evaluation of strengths and areas for development in relation to the implementation of the SEND reforms.

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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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