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School exclusion

This can be a very upsetting, difficult and worrying time for you and your child. A parent's guide has been created (which can be viewed via the link below or via the "External links" on this page).  The guide explains: what you can do if you…

School Governors

Governors are strategic leaders within schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Hampshire County Council have written a document that explains a governing body's responsibilities for children with special educational needs (SEN). To view…

School Transport - What is a Privilege Seat?

  What is a privilege seat? If your child is not eligible to receive local authority funded transport assistance. You may apply for him / her to be a 'privilege' passenger on school transport. This will depend on whether there are spare seats and only applies if the…

School Trips

School trips are meant to be a lot of fun and play their part in growing a child’s independence, however they can be a source of a lot of anxiety for both child and parents. To some parents it can seem that the school is under-estimating…

School Uniform Funding and Policy

School Uniform can be expensive if you have a child or young person with a disability or additional needs as you often need to have multiple sets – which can include jumpers, blazers, PE Kit or polo shirts etc. that display the school logo. Hampshire County…

School? Or too unwell for school? That is the question!

A new online tool has been created to help parents to decide when their child should be kept off school if they become unwell this winter. The Healthier Together website brings together a useful checklist of common childhood illnesses and offers appropriate advice on whether…

Seeing a Doctor

The doctor you’ll see most often will be a General Practitioner (GP). They can help you with everyday illnesses and refer you to specialists for more complicated issues. GPs are trained to deal with a wide variety of health questions, illnesses and injuries. If you…

Selective mutism

Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they don't see very often. It usually starts during childhood and, left untreated, can persist into adulthood. A…

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…

Self-help tips to fight tiredness

Many cases of tiredness are due to stress, not enough sleep, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. Try these self-help tips to restore your energy levels. If you feel you're suffering from fatigue, which is an overwhelming tiredness that isn't relieved by rest and sleep, you may have an…
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