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Portage is a home visiting service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. Portage offers a framework of support which includes regular home visits by a Portage home visitor, care-coordination with all others involved with the child and family and signposting to local and national support and information. The home visits will […]


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Depending on circumstances, you may be entitled to benefits aimed at making life a bit easier for your child and your family. This page gives you information on various benefits available but the whole benefit system is in a state of change so it is always worth checking the latest information with the relevant agency […]


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Easy read helps to present written information in a way that makes it easier to understand for people with difficulty reading. These easy-to-read documents have been designed for use with children and young people: Confidentiality EHCPs EHC Needs Assessment Our services Personal budgets Local Offer IASS minimum standards


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To support the Children and Families Act (CAF) 2014, the Council for Disabled Children has produced the following template letters can be used for professionals, families and young people in writing letters to address issues they may be experiencing around the EHC planning process. The template letters have not been prepared for circumstances where parents or […]

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Investing in the future of Torbay’s schools

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On behalf of Torbay Council, TDA’s education team has secured funding in excess of £12m over the past two years, creating high quality nursery and school places for Torbay. While this meets Torbay Council’s statutory duty to ensure all children have access to a school place, it also provides outstanding learning environments for Torbay’s children. […]


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Contact helpline Contact for families with disabled children run a free helpline for parents and carers who want to talk through their issues with one of their expert advisers. If you’re thinking of calling the helpline, please take the time to read the information on this page first so you get the most out of your […]


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Some useful SEND contacts – please let us know if you can think of more to add: Advisory Centre for Education ACE Education Advice & ACE Education Training 72 Durnsford Road, London, N11 2EJ. Phone: 0208 888 3377 Email: enquiries@ace-ed.org.uk Website: www.ace-ed.org.uk AFASIC – voice for life 1st Floor 20 Bowling Green Lane London EC1R 0BD. Phone: 020 […]