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  1. Self-Directed Support

    Learn more about using a Personal Budget Self-directed support - A personal budget helps you choose what support you want and when you want it. Instead of having services organised by your local agency or council, you directly receive payments. This allows you to choose…
  2. SEN Funding Formula

    SEN funding formula for mainstream primary and secondary schools All maintained schools, including mainstream academies, receive a budget allocated at the beginning of the financial year, from 1 April each year. The school’s allocation for all children, including those with special educational needs, is based…
  3. SEN Support and the graduated approach

    The definition of special educational needs: In the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (2014) the definition of SEN remains the same: ‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, that is provision different from…
  4. SEN Support in Hampshire

    The SEN Support handbook (found in the downloads section of this page) is written for schools and settings (including Early Years settings and Post-16 colleges) to help them to identify: a child or young person’s special educational needs, what level of support they are expected…
  5. Sensory differences

    Many people on the autism spectrum have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. Any of the senses may be over- or under-sensitive, or both, at different times. These sensory differences can affect behaviour, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. The video on the…
  6. Signs and symptoms of pregnancy

    Early signs of pregnancy For women who have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, the earliest and most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period. Women who are pregnant sometimes have a very light period, losing only a little blood. Some of the other early…
  7. Solent NHS Children's Therapy Service

    Who are Solent NHS? Solent NHS support children from birth to 19 years across the whole of Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. What do they do? Solent NHS provides Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy for children and young people aged 0-19yrs who need specialist help. Your…
  8. The Special Care Dental Service

    Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service provide specialised dental care for those who are unable to access dental care in the General Dental Service because of their special needs. Patients must be registered with a General Medical Practitioner in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton or the…
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