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What is Portage?

The Portage Home Visiting Service is for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)who have significant delay in at least two areas of their development.

The service will also work with the early years setting that your child attends so that different skills can be supported by everyone working with your child. 

For further information see the Portage Service listings in this hub or look at the service details on the parent pages of our website.

The National Portage Association has some helpful feedback from parents about their experiences of portage.

Please Note

Due to the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, Services for Young Children (SFYC) are no longer able to accept paper Portage referrals through the post. Parents and early years settings can download the referral form and email it to, Health professionals will need to send a copy electronically via their local SFYC teams account.

Services for Young Children (SfYC) Inclusion Support during the period of social distancing

Last reviewed March 2020

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