SEND & Portage Early Years Specialist Service

The SEND & Portage Early Years Specialist Service offers teaching group sessions in the community, home teaching visits and parent training courses for young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-3 years; who are delayed in at least two areas of development.

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Requests for SEND & Portage Early Years Specialist involvement can be made for children aged from birth to 3 years who have or are expected to have a delay of at least six months in two or more areas of development.

The SEND & Portage Early Years Specialist service has an open referral system; therefore, anyone can refer to the service so long as they have the parent’s permission, including the family themselves.


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Refer a child to the Portage service

See also the SEN Support Service Referral Form – Early Years.