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  1. Childcare Options

      What options are available to help you care for your child? Choosing the type of childcare that will suit your family is an important decision and will be based on what is available to you, your working pattern, your child’s needs and the cost.…
  2. Children in Care Health Assessments

    A number of children in care (CIC) (or looked after children - LAC) will also have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Children and young people in care should have an initial health assessment (IHA) within 28 days of entering care. In most of Hampshire…
  3. Colleges & Post-16

    All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and must then do one of the following until you’re 18; stay in full-time education, for example at a college; start an apprenticeship; or spend 20 hours or more…
  4. Communication

    Aids to support communication needs There is a range of aids which can support your child’s communication needs, whether caused by a sensory impairment, a physical disability or global developmental delay. Communication aids can be “low tech” such as pictures or symbols or “high tech”…
  5. Communication passports

      Many children and young people are unable to communicate their needs and it can be very time consuming for parents/carers to constantly repeat the same information to activity providers. This is where a communication passport can be very helpful. A passport aims to present…
  6. Complaining to Children’s Services

    The Children’s Services department in Hampshire are responsible for a range of social care services for children, young people and their parents/carers including caring for a child with special needs. Because of the law governing Children’s Services, different types of complaints are dealt with in…
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