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Supporting Children and Young People in your settings

The majority of children and young people with special educational needs will have their needs met within a mainstream education setting.

This section of the Local Offer website aims to support those working with children and young people, to identify needs early and put support in place as soon as possible.

Portsmouth City Council is a needs led city and this means that any provision or support should be provided in line with the needs of a child or young person and is not dependent on any formal diagnosis.


What does Inclusion mean in Portsmouth City?

We’ve worked closely with young people, parents, carers and professionals in Portsmouth to agree what inclusion means to people in our city.

Click on the image below to see our Inclusion Information sheet.


Services and Organisations

Portsmouth City Council - Inclusion Outreach Service

Inclusion Outreach Service

The outreach support is available to all mainstream schools, delivered by a range of professionals from a partnership of services including MABS, Solent Academies Trust, Children’s Therapy Service, and experienced Outreach SENCOs from mainstream schools in the city.

Click here to find out more

Nasen - National Association for Special Educational Needs


NASEN, the National Association for Special Educational Needs, is a charitable organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Membership is FREE and provides access to an excellent wide range of resources and support for all members.

Bearing in mind that every school leader is a leader of SEND, a recording and presentation slides from the recent webinar on ‘The graduated approach at the heart of distributed leadership for SEND’ can be accessed via the SEND gateway.

NASEN have several continuing professional development and learning webinars on offer for professionals during the summer term. The webinars cover a range of topics and more information can be found on NASEN’s handy downloadable training calendar.

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