Portsmouth Parent Voice


We hold regular ‘drop-in’ sessions and workshops where you can meet parents in similar positions.


PPV offer support and advice to families with children with special needs.

Helping parent carers of young people aged 0-25 with additional
needs and disabilities to shape and improve local services

Latest News

Survey for Portsmouth Disability Forum

Portsmouth Disability Forum are currently conducting a strategic review which involves a whole range of activities and conversations both internally and externally. We are now seeking feedback from users of our services, our client / customers. We have designed a…..

Local Offer Live 2019

Our 5th Annual Event will take place on 12th February 2019 at Paulsgrove Community Centre, 9.30 am to 3 pm. In response to parents’ feedback, the event this year will focus on workshops covering a range of topics from  transition…..

Ordinarily Available Provision

New booklet published on the Portsmouth Local Offer website explaining what schools are expected to provide if your child has identified special education needs. This is called the Ordinarily Available Provision: what the local authority expects to be made available…..

A Guide to Making Conversations with Schools Count for Families

Impacting on You Newsletter: November 2018

You can view Novembers’s edition of Impacting on You by clicking here: IOY November 2018 final

Portsmouth SEND Strategy Review 2018

Last year, Portsmouth City Council conducted a SEND Strategy review. You can view the full document here. For the past 2 weeks, we have published the main findings in bite size statements. Thank you to Pippa Cook and Liz Robinson…..

Portsmouth Disability Forum – Keeping Families Informed

    Keeping Families Informed Portsmouth Disability Forum has just launched an additional feature to its website – Our new SEN tab will now take you to The SEN Advice Centre which provides you, the parent, with information and support…..

Healthier Together Website Information Guides

Over the past few months, PPV parent reps and professionals have worked together to design easy guides covering a range of topics ranging from anxiety to eating disorders. The guides are now live on the Healthier Together website. The information…..

Proposal for the Future of Willows Nursery

The Local Authority is consulting on a plan that would see Willows Centre for Children close with Cliffdale Primary Academy expanding to deliver the specialist provision currently provided by Willows. The consultation period is from 15th October until 10th December…..

Impacting on You Newsletter: October 2018

You can view October’s edition of Impacting on You by clicking here: IOY Oct 2018