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Bruising in non-mobile infants - protecting children

The West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a leaflet on bruising in young babies.  This leaflet (PDF 899KB) has been developed across the 4 Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) areas of Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to reassure and explain the protocol…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Education, Health & Care Assessments and Plans The Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) replaces the ‘Statement of Special of Educational Needs’ and can apply to children, young people and young adults from birth to the age of 25, providing that those over 16 are…

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.

KIDS eLearning

In April 2013, KIDS launched a new eLearning package for parents and carers, aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how they may impact on their family life. KIDS is the charity that works with disabled children, young people and their families. As…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Legal Definition of SEN

The Children & Families Act 2014 defines Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in the following way A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her…

Local Autism Support

Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight have funded a free online directory.  It is called The Local Autism Directory (LAD) and its aim is to be a combined approach to deliver support and information to people and families affected by autism.

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…

SACRE Advice for schools and community groups

Southampton’s SACRE (PDF 655KB) (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education) advice has been updated - this document aims to provide advice for schools and community groups to be used alongside their own policies, and in partnership with their families and local communities.

School Transport

If your child has a special educational need or disability, they may be eligible for free school transport. The criteria for free school transport varies depending upon what type of school your child attends. Please visit Southampton school travel support for full information, eligibility criteria and an application form
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