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Newsflash: Covid-19 Update from The Council for Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC), following the Minister’s request, has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and…..

Natalie’s Blog Part 4

Hello All, Well the coronavirus has completely turned our worlds upside down and inside out and any future plans are now changing. I am currently working from home, my hours are spread out throughout the day and evening so I…..

Important changes to the Short Breaks Prepaid Card – Extended Closing Date

Dear Parent/Carer, Following Government advice around Coronavirus, which includes minimising social contact to help prevent the spread of the virus, Portsmouth City Council is focusing on ensuring essential services continue to run.  There will therefore be a delay in the…..

Open Letter to Children and Young People with SEND, Their Parents, Families and Others Who Support Them – From Vicky Ford MP

Impacting on You Newsletter – February 2020

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Natalie’s Blog Part 3

Hello everyone,  Wow,  is it really February already? It feels like we’ve just had Christmas, now we have romance in the air and Easter eggs on the shelves.  So with everything moving at a incredible pace I decided to focus…..

Developing the Portsmouth Travel Assistance Offer

This month we will be starting our annual review of the way in which we provide travel assistance to children and young people with SEND to enable them to get to school or college.  This is an important area, and…..

Impacting on You Newsletter – December 2019

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An Article by an Educational Psychologist. The Value of Interests.

My name is Janet Myers and I’m an Educational Psychologist working as part of the Portsmouth City Council Educational Psychology Team. My work includes working with pre-schools, schools, families and colleagues from additional Services to explore, identify and meet the…..

Natalie’s Blog Part 2

Hello everyone, It’s been a busy couple of months here at PPV, along with many Parent Carers I have been searching for secondary school placements and completing my little boys EHCP (Educational, Health and Care Plan) annual review, which has…..