Portage is a Home Learning Service for the parents and carers of very young children with additional needs or recognised disabilities. Portage works in partnership with the child's family to build on the child's existing abilities and to foster the child's development. Portage Home Visitors visit on a weekly basis, and goals are discussed and set. The approach uses small steps to ensure success.
Portage in Westminster is offered to children with SEND (aged 0-3 years) who are not in school provision and who have an assessed need. Entry to the service is via referral to the Westminster Short Breaks Service. Professionals can download the referral form from the "Downloads" section on the right-hand side of this page.
If you are unsure whether portage will be right for you or the family you support you can always contact the Short Breaks Service through the details below. We will be happy to talk things through and offer information and advice for your situation.