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BCP Portage Service (Bournemouth)

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

It promotes parents as playing a vital role in their child's development. It follows a carefully structured, yet flexible approach which enables parents to support their child.

Portage workers visit parents and their child at home to look at what skills the child needs to develop. They then design activities for parents and their child to do together. These activities are broken down into small steps to help the child make progress.

Progress is reviewed with on a regular basis and further goals are set.

Referrals to the Portage Service are usually made by health professionals, childcare settings or social care.

Families living in Christchurch and Poole should contact the Poole office.

 Telephone
01202 451451
 E-mail
portage@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Contact Name
Switchboard
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Availability:
All Year Round
Age:
From 0 years  0 months to 3 years  0 months.
Costs:
This Is A Free Service.
Booking Information:
Referrals to the Portage Service are made via a secure portal which requires a business account online to access.
Cultural Provision:
No particular religious ethos.
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Languages Spoken:
English
Description

Portage is a home visiting education service for children under the age of three 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
Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity