Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

Cottage Grove Primary School

A mainstream primary school.

Tel: 023 9234 1133

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Court Lane Junior School

A mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9237 5444

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Craneswater Junior School

A mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9273 4787

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Cumberland Infant School

A mainstream infant school.

Tel: (023) 9273 3161

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Day Services for people with learning disabilities

A wide range of day services for people with learning disabilities

Tel: 02392 684654

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Dentist - Special Care Dental Service

The Special Care Dental Service provides dental care for children and adults who have special needs, including those with a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability or a combination of these which may prevent them from accessing care through the General Dental Services.

Tel: 023 8069 8677 or 023 8069 8676

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Devonshire Inclusion Centre - Communication and Interaction

The Inclusion Centre for children with communication and interaction needs, including social communication difficulties is an integral part of Devonshire Infant School. It caters for up to 8 children between 4 and 7 years of age who have communication and interaction needs, including social communication difficulties.

Tel: 023927349022

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Dfe Approved Educational Institutions,Independent Special Schools and Post-16 institutions (Section 41)

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan by local authorities) of the Act. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.

Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dis-Play Sport and Social Club

Dis-Play Sport and Social Club is a club for members 16+ with any kind of disabilities who would like an appropriate club to do sports based activities

Tel: 07783946609

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Disability Information Advice Line - DIAL

The DIAL helpline provides a free impartial, confidential service supplying information and advice. Many of our advisors have personal experience of disability. The helpline can be used by anyone who has a question or problem relating to disability.

Tel: 023 9282 4853

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Disabled Access Guide - Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council will be working in partnership with DisabledGo to look at the most accessible places in the city by assessing parking, inside and outside access, receptions, lifts, toilets and much more to ensure disabled people can access what Portsmouth has to offer

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Disabled Parking, Blue Badges and Frequently Asked Questions

Portsmouth City Council is responsible for the issue of all Blue Badges in the city, covering all postcodes between PO1 and PO6.

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Disabled Student Allowance

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a: long-term health condition mental health condition specific learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia

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Disabled Students Helpline

This line provides advice to disabled students who are studying in England

Tel: 0800 325 5050

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DisabledGo - a website providing detailed access infomation to venues nationally

The DisabledGo website provides disabled access information to venues across the UK such as shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, hotels, universities, hospitals and more.

Tel: 01438 842 710

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Disagreement, Resolution and Mediation

Information on disagreeing with Portsmouth City Council and others regarding Children and Young People's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Driving Miss Daisy, a community and companion driving service

Driving Miss Daisy is a community and companion driving service who are first aid trained, fully insured, dementia friendly and DBS checked.

Tel: 07525 872926

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Dynamite Young Inspectors

Dynamites Young Inspectors visit services which feature on the Portsmouth Local Offer and provide a report on this service written from the perspective of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Tel: 07905682886

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