This page provides information about Northumberland's Portage service for school children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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Our Portage service works with parents and carers who have children aged 0-5, with significant delays in at least two areas of development.
PLEASE NOTE: We work with children aged birth to five, however we must work with the child for at least two terms before they enter full time education. If this is not possible, the child is not likely to be accepted for our Portage service.
For further information, please read the information below or contact Lynne McKillup, our Portage Lead, using the following details:
Portage home visitors:
If, at any time, you or your home visitor feel portage is no longer appropriate, the home visitor will summarise the child’s progress and help you plan the next steps.
Parents, carers or professionals can refer a child to the Portage service.
The referral criteria is outlined here:
Please click here for the Portage referral form.
Information for service users and/or adults with parental responsibility for the service user, in accordance with GDPR:
Please click on the boxes below to find out more about Portage, such as withdrawal from the Portage service and Portage training.
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