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"portage is full" so ds misses out

(8 Posts)
emkana Thu 25-Sep-08 20:55:18


That's all they told me, and considering he's already 2 years 3 months he might never get it or will he? Up until what age is it provided?

TotalChaos Thu 25-Sep-08 21:10:46

poo. I think it is provided until they start nursery or pre-school?

saintvicsta Thu 25-Sep-08 21:21:28

Am sorry to hear this. Who told you, was it the Portage Assoc? or some halfwit HV? Checked on Website & it is available in the preschool years. Don't give up.

TotalChaos Thu 25-Sep-08 21:24:45

just looked on website and it says pre-school years, so hopefully there is plenty of time for your DS to benefit.

emkana Thu 25-Sep-08 21:49:11

thank you

moondog Thu 25-Sep-08 22:11:00

Hmmm,, get yourself a copy of the Special Educational Code of Practice, (from your local Ed. dept.) read it and get yer fluorescent pen out. (It's an easy read.)

That's a good start if yuo want to come out fighting.

Bloody outrageous. Their problem, not yours.

reiver Fri 26-Sep-08 09:09:58

Sorry to hear this, emkana. Have you contacted your Consultant Paediatrician to see if there's anything they can do? I know it varies from area to area but ours was instrumental in us accessing things at that stage.
Have you had any input from the Ed Psych team yet? I know it's early days but we met 'ours' at this stage & they arranged the home visiting sessions as they call it here.
Is there a specialist provision nursery or special school nearby that runs a mother & toddler group that you could access? You may or may not be thinking of SS long term but it may give you the input/support you need at the moment.

bigcar Sat 27-Sep-08 06:15:40

We had this back in June, waited 6 months to get to the top of the portage list just to be told they had too many children on their books/shortstaffed so dd3 would get nothing. We saw the paed who referred dd3 a couple of weeks ago, she was horrified when I told her what had happened, funnily enough dd3 is finally going to start with her new portage worker on wednesday! Don't give up.

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