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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…

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Article provided by The National Autistic Society website Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. This section explains what a PDA profile is and the assessment process. It also links to some…

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…

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…

Relationships and Sexuality

We all have many different types of relationships with people every day and not all of these are easy. Whether you are having problems at home, school, college or work, Youth Support Workers can give you the confidential support and advice you need to deal with…

Relationships at home

Having relationships with your family can provide you with support and guidance throughout life. However sometimes in life, relationships with your family members can get difficult. This can make it awkward to talk to them about things. Remember, there are no 'perfect' families, but some…

The Safe Places Network

Southampton Safe Places Network We are contacting services and businesses in the city, to ask them to join the Southampton Safe Places Network, part of the national network: Safe Places - Keep Safe with Safe Places  The Safe Places Network Any service or business that…

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

SEN funding in mainstream schools

How SEN funding is allocated to mainstream primary and secondary schools in Southampton Schools budget for all pupils All maintained schools, including mainstream academies, receive a budget allocated at the beginning of the financial year (from 1 April each year). The school’s allocation for all…

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…
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