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Physical activity guidelines for children and young people

How much physical activity should children and young people aged 5 to 18 do to keep healthy? To stay healthy or to improve health, young people need to do 3 types of physical activity each week: aerobic exercise exercises to strengthen their bones exercises to…

Pica (Eating Inedible Objects) and Polydipsia (Drinking Excessively)

Pica refers to eating objects which are not suitable to be eaten, such as stones, faeces and clothing. Polydipsia involves the constant desire to drink any type of liquid (for example, bleach or toiletries) even if the individual is not thirsty. Depending on the objects…

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  Picture Exchange Communication System or PECS as it is known,  is a method of communication that was originally developed to help pre-school children with Autism communicate with their families and teachers. This quote is from a parent: "As a parent, learning your child doesn’t…

The placebo effect and complementary and alternative medicine

When a person uses any type of health treatment and sees an improvement in their symptoms, they may be experiencing the placebo effect. For hundreds of years, doctors have known that when a patient with a health condition expects their symptoms to improve, they often…

Planning for the future

When you reach 16 and become a care leaver, as well as having a social worker, you will also have a personal advisor, known as a PA who will give you extra support. The personal advisor is part of Hampshire County Council's Care Leaver Teams and…

Plant dangers in the garden and countryside

Most plants in the UK are harmless but some sting, scratch or are poisonous. Keep your family safe with this guide to common plant hazards. Stinging nettles   Nettle leaves (pictured left) are covered in tiny, needle-like hairs. When you brush against a nettle, the hairs break…

Playhouse Foundation Bursary

The Playhouse Foundation Enabling Young Children with Autism to Achieve their Full Potential • Are you concerned about your child? • Does your child display challenging behaviour when routines are changed?  • Does your child have delayed speech? •Does your child have difficulties interacting with…

Positive Behaviour Support Workshops

About the Challenging Behaviour Foundation The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is the only UK charity focussed on the needs of people with a severe learning disability whose behaviours challenge and those who support them. There are three strands to our work: 1. Information and support:…

Post 16 Provision in Hampshire

The document on the right of this page (under "external links") sets out the provision available in Hampshire for Young People with SEN who are over the age of 16 and are leaving school. It includes information about Young People making their own decisions and mental capacity,…

Post-16 Transport

Please find the information relating to Post-16 transport assistance.  
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