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Portage Service - Reading

 The Family Information Service provides information on the SEND Local Offer on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children, which is contracted to deliver the SEND/Local Offer service. Brighter Futures For Children - Website

The Reading Portage Service is a Home Teaching Programme for Reading families who have pre-school children with additional support needs.

Portage families are visited in their own home by a trained Portage Home Visitor who offers support, encouragement and advice. Together with parents the Portage visitor will design and record stimulating activities to help the child achieve their individual goals.

Requests for our involvement may come directly from parents and carers or professionals (with parental consent) through the Early Help Hub. Please complete a Children's Single Point of Access referral form.

Age Range: 18 months- entry into a maintained nursery or school

Portage is suitable if:

The child is of Pre-school age and at least two terms before entering school.

The child has a significant delay in at least one area of their development.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jessica Kenward
Contact Position
Portage Co-ordinator
Telephone
0118 937 4698
Website
http://www.portage.org.uk
Brighter Futures for Children

Where to go

Address
Reading Borough Council
The Avenue Centre
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG30 4BZ

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
6 months - 3
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Requests for our involvement may come directly from parents and carers or professionals (with parental consent) through the Early Years Intervention Panel.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Vikki Lawrence
Contact Telephone
0118 9373378
Contact Email
vikki.lawrence@reading.gov.uk
SEN Provision Type
Targeted

General Provider Response

Funding
Local Authority
Charges
No

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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