Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

Stamshaw Junior School

Stamshaw Junior is a mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9266 1045

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Stand Up - a support group for families of children with special educational needs

A support group run by parents of children with special educational needs. It aims to provide after school activity sessions for SEN children, their parents/carers and siblings.

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Stroke Association

The Stroke Association offers a Childhood Stroke Support Service – providing information, advice, support and networking events to families affected by stroke in childhood

Tel: 07715 065925

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Stuarts House Care Limited - specialist support to adults with autism

Stuarts House Care Limited are a care agency offering specialist support to adults aged 18 and over with autism in Hampshire.

Tel: 07792 803303

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Support for childcare providers

This section provides a range of useful information and resources for childcare providers and settings.

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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 Harbour Vocational Centre @ The Vanguard

Key Stage 4 Provision for learners with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, who are permanently excluded from mainstream school, or at risk of exclusion, and for learners with EHCPs identifying SEMH needs.

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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