Services for Young Children

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Parents are very aware of how their child is growing and developing. A child may have a known disability at birth, or it may become apparent later that they may need additional support with their learning.

There is a lot of help out there for families to help them spot and assess any special educational needs or disabilities that their child may have.

Support available for children with additional needs

Mother reading to toddlerEarly Support

For children up to the age of five

National Portage Association logoHampshire Portage Service

Support for children with additional needs - birth to school age

Finger puppetArea Inclusion Co-ordinator Service

Supporting childcare settings to include all children

SEND local offer

SEND Local Offer

Education, health, adult and children's social care services information

Thomas training & Outreach Programme

Supporting children with social communication difficulties or autism


Useful links

Services, organisations and charities who support families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities