Portsmouth Disability Forum News
If your child is under the age of 16 and has Care and Mobility needs, they may be entitled to DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or if they have reached the age of 16, or an adult already in receipt of DLA, they may have to transfer to a PIP (Personal Independence Payments).
PDF have produced guides to help explain what this means. Please click on the documents below for more information:
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 to help you make informed choices. This part of the site aims to provide you with information and details to support you in your dealings with the Local Authority and schools.
We know for many parents finding the information they need can be a huge issue, we hope this new feature is easy to use informative and will help parents when making difficult decisions about schools and education.
‘As the City suffers more and more cutbacks, we believe parents need to tackle challenges from an informed position, which is what prompted us to develop this information centre’ says Lynne Rigby Principal Officer.
Below are just few of the topic areas covered in the section;
- Special Educational Need and the Code of Practice
- What to do if you suspect that your child is struggling at school
- Support at Early Years (0 - 5 Years)
- SEN Support in Schools
- An EHC Needs Assessment
- What is an EHC Plan?
We are always keen to hear feedback be it positive or negative and receive ideas for further development areas.