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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and guidance for parents, carers, children and young people

This page provides important updates from Southampton City Council and NHS Solent services that have been affected, as well as useful links to social stories, Makaton signs and easy read documents about the Coronavirus.  These resources are designed to support you in understanding the virus,…

Language Intervention Team - Resource base and workshops

Resource Base has been successfully running in Southampton City Schools for a number of years. It is highly recommended for schools with staff who carry out speech, language and communication programmes set by Speech and Language Schools Assistants or NHS Speech and Language Therapists. Resource…

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.

Mediation and disagreement resolution

Mediation aims to help resolve disagreements for children and young people that are being assessed for or have an EHC Plan, whilst disagreement resolution arrangements are available for parents of and all children and young people with SEN, not just those who are being assessed…

My Child's Special Educational Need/Disability

Below you will find links to information on specific conditions. Please note that this area of the website is still in the early stages of development.  We have started with providing information on the most commonly diagnosed conditions but if you think that we have missed some out or if there is a condition…

Personal Budgets

A personal budget is a clear, upfront amount of money identified by the Local Authority that can be used to arrange some of the support that has been agreed in your child or young persons Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). The amount that your child/young person gets depends on the…

Plans to transfer existing Statements of SEN into EHC Plans - Transfer Plan priorities and timetable

Transfer Plan priorities and timetable Summary On 1 September 2014 the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system changed. This means that existing SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments will be gradually replaced by new Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Where possible we will combine the process of annual…

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

SEND Area Wide Offer

Support for Children, Young People & Young Adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Southampton. Schools and other educational settings are expected to help most children overcome the hurdles their difficulties present as part of meeting their educational needs, but a much smaller number…

SEND Tribunal

The Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) tribunal is changing. Starting on 3 April 2018, the SEND tribunal will have some new powers. SEND tribunal can now look at health and social care concerns too. If you have concerns about the education sections of an Education,…
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