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Looked After Children placed in Southampton from other local authorities

This page has information about services and resources which are available to looked after children who may be placed in our city by other local authorities, including children placed for adoption. We have included some information about Southampton, and the process for notifying us of…

Need someone to talk to?

Most young people have problems or worries. If this happens to you then you need to talk to someone. You will start to feel better once you have told somebody what’s going on and taken the first step to finding help. Support can be found…

Information about HIV for people living in Southampton

What is HIV and how do you get it? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and it weakens your immune system by destroying healthy cells that fight infection and disease. In cases where HIV remains untreated, patients can develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which…

SEND Strategic Review 2017-2018

The SEND Provision Review was undertaken across Southampton and Portsmouth cities.   Aiming to identify the future needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the report presents a number of recommendations and options for how future needs can be met.  The…

Receiving a diagnosis

Finding out that your child has a special educational need or disability can be a confusing and emotional time for parents. While some may receive a specific diagnosis, others may be told their child has an additional need or global developmental delay. In some cases…

What does Special Educational Needs mean?

The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Special educational needs fall under four broad areas: communication and interaction…

EHCP Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the questions below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Education, Health and Care Plans.

Working in childcare - What are the options?

If you want to work with children, there are many options open to you. Working in childcare - Information for school leavers We have more information on the following types of work: Working in a breakfast, after-school club or holiday scheme Working in a nursery Working in…

Oral health

"She always had juice in a bottle, then she moved onto one of those ‘anyway-up cups’ because they are a lot less messy. I suppose she did have quite a lot of sugary drinks. I didn’t realise it would damage her teeth so badly. Now…

Healthy eating

“I knew by breastfeeding I was giving Rachel a healthy start. Where to go next was a little more confusing. It was tricky at first, but gradually we settled into a healthy balance.” Warning signs Your Health Visitor or GP should be able to alert…

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