Family Services

The Family Services department provides a range of information, advice and support services for disabled children and young people, those with special educational needs (aged 0-25 years) and their families.

Hampshire Gateway

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Hampshire Gateway is the result of a collaboration between Parent Voice and Hampshire County Council. It was designed and developed through consultation with parents to provide a gateway to recreation and leisure for all disabled children and young people who may require additional support to access opportunities within their communities.


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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Services for West Berkshire and Portsmouth provide impartial information, advice and support relating to special educational needs and disability (SEND) to disabled children and young people (and those with special educational needs) aged 0-25 and their families. Contact West Berkshire by emailing or telephone 0300 303 2644. Contact Portsmouth by emailing or telephone 0300 303 2000

Parent/ Carer Forum Support

In Southampton we are supporting the development of Parent Carer Forums to enable parent carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with a disability or special educational need to have a voice and have an impact to the services that matter to them the most.

Contact Southampton Parent Carer Forum by emailing or find out more at