Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

ASD Drop - In Sessions

Do you have a child who has been referred for ASD Neurodevelopmental Assessment with the Community Paediatric Service (0-5) or CAMHS (6-19)? Do you have questions about challenging or unusual behaviour? Are you looking for a support network to connect with? Do you have questions about the assessment pathway and what to expect?

Tel: 07585960296

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Autism

This section contains links to entries on the Portsmouth Local Offer providing information, advice and support in relation to autism.

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Autism Alert App - Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire provides the Autism Alert App, which enables people who have autism to share information about their autism and support their autism. These can be used by young people and adults who live in Hampshire (including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight)

Tel: 02392 814 723

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Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire is an independent regional charity. Our Head Office is situated in the south of Hampshire, as are our Life Skills College, adult and residential services but we also help those from out of county too

Tel: 02392 814 723

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Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.

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Beneficial Foundation - training and education in life and work skills

The Beneficial Foundation provides training and education in life and work skills, accredited training and supported work experience.

Tel: 02392 733822

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Benefits and Support

Information about services, grants, funding and benefits you may be able to access to support your child/young person and for you as a parent/carer.

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Boogie Mites

An interactive music and movement session exclusively for families of children with additional needs

Tel: 07963 88428

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Bramble Infant School and Nursery

A mainstream infant school and nursery

Tel: (023) 9282 8604

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Bridge2Work

Bridge2Work is a transitional employment programme with an aim to provide intensive one to one support from dedicated Personal Advisors.

Tel: 02392322814

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CAMHS-Child Development Centre- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The CAMHS-CDC provides a highly specialist service, working with young people and their families aged 0-18 years, whom have a moderate to severe developmental delay. This delay can be in relation to a learning disability, physical disability or a complex health need.

Tel: 0300 1236632

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Can Do - Leonard Cheshire Disability

Can Do is a volunteering programme for disabled people aged 16-35, offering support, information and training

Tel: 07710 385418

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Catch22 Study Programme for 16 - 18 year olds

Catch22 Study Programme is a vocational learning and training programme for young people.

Tel: 023 9286 1228

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Charter Academy

A mainstream secondary academy.

Tel: (023) 9282 4204

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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met in order to enjoy the best possible experience. Both Theatres are fully accessible and we offer a range of access performances and services.

Tel: 01243 781312

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disabilities Team (CAMHS-LD)

CAMHS-LD is a specialist Team within CAMHS that offers assessment and treatment options for a range of behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties in children with learning disabilities. The team is multi-disciplinary and includes practitioners from Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry and Occupational Therapy.

Tel: 0300 1236632

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Childcare Guide

We understand that as a parent or carer it can be difficult to make an informed choice about childcare. What is childcare? Where do I start looking? How do I know my child will be safe? This section will take you to information on Portsmouth City Councils website about finding the right childcare.

Tel: 023 9268 8830,

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Children and young people with SEN in youth custody

The Provisions in the Children and Families Act setting out the new legal framework for children and young people with SEN in youth custody will commence on 1st April 2015.

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Children's Healthcare Training

We are a small independent training provider offering high quality training. The training will be provided by paediatric nurses with a vast amount of experience in caring for children with complex needs in the community so all the training is evidence based and up to date.

Tel: 07578 781190 07954 575742

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