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Portage Service - BCP Council

The BCP Council Portage Service is a home-visiting education service for children aged 1 - 3 years with significant developmental delay and complex SEND needs.

The Service is registered with the National Portage Association and has been recognised as a 5-star Portage Service.

The team are committed to continuing professional development through training and specialist workshops and put their skills and knowledge into practice with children and families.   

For full details of the service click here.

Name
Inclusion and Family Services
 Address
Dolphin Centre
Poole
Dorset
Postcode
BH15 1SA
 Telephone
01202 261931
Fax
01202 262260
 E-mail
portage@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Contact Name
Helen Jones
Contact Position
Portage Team Manager
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Area coverage
Bournemouth and Poole
Times Available:
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Age:
From 1 years  to 3 years  11 months.
Costs:
This Service is free
Booking Information:
Parents or carers or anyone concerned about the development of a child can make a referral via email.
Special Provisions:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Physical Disability
Motor impairment
Global Development Delay
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Impairment
Chromosome Deletion
Learning Difficulty
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
Downs Syndrome
Referral Criteria:
Via Social Services
Via GP or other health professional
Self Referral
By Parents or Family
Referral Procedure:
Before considering or making a referral to the Portage Service please ensure that the child meets the learning and development criteria and that the family have the capacity to access regular home visits/support and to implement learning strategies and activities. For children with mild/moderate delays in their development you might want to consider support from the Health Visiting Service, Speech and Language Therapy Service or local Children's Centre.
Languages Spoken:
English
Description

Portage is a home visiting education service for children under the age of four who have complex special educational needs and developmental delay.


Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes