Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

Supporting Children and Young People with Reading Difficulties

This document has been written by the Portsmouth Educational Psychology Team to provide guidance to schools, parents, support teachers, and other professionals on the issues involved in helping children and young people with reading difficulties.

Tel: 023 9268 4272

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Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

This section contains a link to the statutory guidance, 'Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions'.

Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Surrey and Borders Partnership - Providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services

Providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services for people of all ages in Southern England.

Tel: 0300 55 55 222

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Talking Change - Respond (Ante-natal and post-natal support for mothers to help improve their mental health)

Ante-natal and post-natal support for mothers to help improve their mental health. We have coffee afternoon for pregnant women and mothers as well as 7 week Respond course which is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based course for Post Natal Depression.

Tel: 07833 247634

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Targeted Short Breaks

Targeted Short Breaks are for children and young people who have additional needs that cannot be met by universal services and require a level of support that enables them to access short break activities..

Tel: 023 9268 8842

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The British Psychological Society

This section contains information on The British Psychological Society, including links to registered psychologists.

Tel: 0116 254 9568

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The Carers Centre

The Carers Centre provides support to unpaid carers including providing information and advice, access to assessment and breaks, access to emotional support and training. The Carers Centre is open Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturdays 10am-2pm for the Carers Café.

Tel: 023 9285 1864

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The Childrens Trust - UK charity for children with brain injuries

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading Charity for children with brain injury.

Tel: 01737 365080

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The Elizabeth Foundation - provides a wide range of services and education programmes for preschool deaf children and their parents / carers

The Elizabeth Foundation offers early intervention and support for deaf children and their parents. Services include a 1:2:1 programme for newly diagnosed babies and their family, baby and toddler programmes and pre-school nurseries.

Tel: 023 9237 2735

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The Harbour School

The Harbour School Unit makes provision for pupils aged 9 to 16 who have a wide range of social, emotional, mental health needs (SEMH) and provides a behaviour support service for all ages to mainstream schools. website.

Tel: 023 9266 5664

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The Learning Place - Branching Out

Community Learning offers a wide range of informal learning opportunities for adults aged 19+. .

Tel: 023 9262 1860

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The Portsmouth Academy

The Portsmouth Academy is a mainstream secondary academy

Tel: 023 9281 2822

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The Prince's Trust - Highbury College

This is a Prince's Trust scheme of a 12 week Personal Development Course delivered at Highbury College.

Tel: 07771644771

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The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education

The Rainbow Centre provides Conductive Education (CE) services.

Tel: 01329 289500

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The Right to Work

The Right to Work is a progressive day service provider, offering appropriate and sustainable supported work opportunities for people with learning disabilities, who can and want to work, but require support in order to achieve this

Tel: 07931 564399

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The Roberts Centre

The Roberts Centre provides a Family Intervention Project (FIP) and an Adult Intervention Project (AIP) to Portsmouth City Council (PCC) tenants. The service gives families a dedicated keyworker whom takes the role of the lead professional and holds regular team around the family meetings to discuss the plans for the family in a multi-agency way.

Tel: 023 9273 0053

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The Vue Cinema

Vue Portsmouth is a modern 14 screen multiplex situated in the Gunwharf Quays complex, Portsmouth. The large cinema can seat up to 3,203 people and benefits from all the latest audio and visual technologies.

Tel: 08712 240 240

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This is Me (Older Version) a one page profile for young people to complete.

In this section you will find a one page profile for young people to complete as part of the Education, Health Care Needs Assessment/Annual Review process

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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This is Me (Younger Version), a one page profile for children to complete

In this section you will find a one page profile for children to complete as part of the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment/Annual Review process.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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This is Me Now (Older Version), a one page profile for young people to complete

In this section you will find a one page profile for young people to complete as part of the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment/Annual Review process

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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