4. Other support

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs. 

Health visitors assess your child's development. All families with children under five will have a nominated health visitor who you can contact through your GP. The service is provided by Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service (external link).

The Children and Family Wellbeing Service (previously children's centres) provide various activities and services for children and their families, from Stay and Play sessions, advice and support, to parenting courses.

Break Time short breaks provide activities for children and young people under 18 while their carer has a break. They take place across Lancashire during term time and school holidays.

The Information, Advice and Support Team offer independent advice around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)The service is free, impartial, and confidential.

There are a range of events in local libraries for babies, toddlers, children and parents.

Further information

Coram Family and Childcare has a guide to childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (external link).

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