‘Every Child and Young Person in the Rother Valley Matters’
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Autism (ASC Conditions)
Concerns regarding communication, social skills, inability to cope with change, obsessive behaviours and a need for rigid routine.
Concerns with social, emotional or behavioural development of a pupil may be referred to Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs) usually via the GP.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Pupils exhibiting impulsivity, difficulties remaining on task, inability to concentrate or high levels of activity.
The RVIH Chaplain’s prime responsibility is help, care, encouragement and support for families.
Children & Family Centres
The Children and Family Centres provide activities, advice and information to support parents, children and families. Local centres are in Midhurst, Petworth and Chichester.
Contact Children’s Services to report concerns for child welfare, to help find child care and for sources of help and support.
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition which causes developmental delay and long term learning difficulty.
Child Development Service
The child development service offers co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary assess-ment, diagnosis and management.
The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek and means 'difficulty with words'. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear.
Dyspraxia is a disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It can also affect speech.
Developmental Dyscalculia is a specific learning disorder that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic facts, processing and performing accurate and fluent calculations.
ECS mainly work with families aiming to give all children the best start in life, targeting support to those in greatest need including those with SEND.
Early Childhood Service
Education Health & Care Plan
The Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) aims to ensure services for each individual work together to provide co-ordinated support across all areas of a child’s life.
Educational Psychologists works with parents, schools and other professionals to make sure that children and young people have good opportunities to develop and learn.
When a child has complex health needs there may be a large number of people providing support and services for them. We help families navigate through the maze of services they need.
The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service offers advice and guidance,support for parental and community engagement and training.
Early Help includes support for parents-to-be and very young children to give families the opportunity to regain control of their circumstances without statutory interventions.
Fun and Breaks
The Fun and Breaks Service volunteers support children and young people with disabilities to access activities at home or out and about.
Home Start supports families with young children where parents are experiencing difficulties or struggling to cope.Trained volunteers visit families in their own homes.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to low income. Food Banks can provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support in a crisis.
The team provide expertise in special and additional educational needs to children, families and schools to improve educational outcomes and emotional well-being.
Learning and Behaviour Advisory Team
The Family Outreach service provide sessions of personalised support through home visiting.
The paediatric occupational therapy service aims to help children achieve or maintain their maximum level of independence and to develop practical life skills at home and school.
The West Sussex Parent Carer Forum believe that every child should all have access to information about the opportunities, services and experiences that are available in West Sussex.
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate.
Parent Carer Forum
Learning Mentors work on a one-to-one basis with children of all ages focusing on social and emotional needs and strengths. They find out what is causing barriers to learning.
Play and Learn Together
This is an opportunity for parents to play with their children whilst gaining an understanding of what skills your child is learning through play.
Portage is a home visiting educational service for very young children with significant support needs.
Play Therapy helps children in a variety of ways. Children receive emotional support and can learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts.
The School Nursing Service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.
Having an EHCP Personal Budget could give your family flexibility on how you use the money for your child’s special needs but also requires extra responsibility.
Short breaks provide fun, leisure and social activities for children and young people with addition needs and disabilities outside the school day.
A team of qualified specialists with expertise in Autism who aim to promote the educational, social and emotional development of children/young people.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinators have a central role to play in schools to ensure effective provision for children with SEND.
Social Communication Team
Pupils who are in need of support due to difficulties with speech and language and communication skills can be assessed by a Speech and Language Therapist.
Traveller Education Support
Traveller Education Support aims to support schools to raise educational standards and accelerate progress for Gypsy Roma Traveller children and young people.
The service offers flexible, confidential treatment and support for young people aged up to 18 years, who have complex drug and alcohol issues.
The sooner a family receives the right support, the sooner they are able to improve their situation, preventing the need for prolonged support.
Substance Misuse Service
Everyone using the Youth Offending Service has a case manager who undertakes an individual assessment with a young person and their parent or carer.
Youth Offending Team
TEAM TEACH training emphasises positive handling as but one part of a whole setting approach to behaviour management.
The Sensory Support Team works directly with children and their families to support and promote the inclusion of children with sensory needs in a range of settings.
Reaching Families is a parent-carer led charity that deliver information, training and support groups to parent-carers.
West Sussex Young Carers supports young carers aged 5-18 with information, support, advice and signposting.
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The West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (formerly PPS) provides impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and/ or a disability.