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Local information & advice services for children and young people with SEND

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 Support for unpaid Carers at your GP surgery (Carer Support Worker)

The information below provides more information about what Carers Support Workers do and the contact list for Carers Support Workers and other support for Carers in Torbay.

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Bay Benefits SEND Local Offer

Bay Benefits is a sevice offered by Carers Aid Torbay to unpaid carers and their families. Their entitlements advisor will work through the benefits process with unpaid carers.

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Carers Aid Torbay SEND Local Offer

Carers Aid Torbay will support any unpaid Carer in Torbay. We offer them advice, help, information, practical and emotional support to alleviate some of the stress created by the responsibilities of caring.

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Devon’s Family Information Service for Children with Additional Needs (Signpost Plus) SEND Local Offer

Snippets – a weekly round-up of information relating to Children With Additional Needs that you can view online.

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Early help SEND Local Offer

What is Early Help and how are we delivering it in Torbay?Early Help is not a specific service or team it’s an approach to working that brings together professionals from a range of different services who will work with your whole family to help improve things for everyone.

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Family Intervention Team (FIT) for Early Help SEND Local Offer

The Family Intervention Team offer focused family support to families with complex needs through targeted support. We work flexibly and creatively with parents and their children in their homes and in groups, to increase the skills, confidence and abilities of all family members to live their daily lives in a positive and safe way.Key areas of work: • To offer emotional and practical support to parents and their families, in their own homes and in the community. • To offer a whole family / family centred restorative approach to families with emerging and complex needs within a preventative approach. • We attend meetings, groups and deliver training as requested. • Develop and build a trusting relationship with the children, young people and parents to help alleviate or break their social isolation and increase capacity and resilience. • Provide advice and support to families and professionals linking with community resources. • Communicate and foster positive relationship with our agency partners to ensure best interests of the child and family.FIT link worker One FIT worker is linked to each Family Hub. They are available to have conversations and signpost over current worries and support needs your family might be having at the time.Parenting Support Various offers of parenting support through face-to-face groups are being offered in the Hubs- please look at our timetable for up to date information on these.Email: yhp@torbay.gov.uk Phone: 01803208723

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Supporting families SEND Local Offer

The Supporting Families Programme is a Government funded initiative that has been running since 2015.

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Torbay Carers Service SEND Local Offer

Lots of people care or support their relatives or friends. They may help with shopping or meals, attending appointments with them, or just making sure that they are alright. They may not see themselves as a carer or know about the support available to them.

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Tissues and Issues SEND Local Offer

Provides social support and access to information and guidance for parents and carers of young people who have a recognised disability, additional need or are awaiting diagnosis.

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SENDIASS Torbay (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Information, Advice and Support Service) SEND Local Offer

We provide impartial information, advice and support to parents/carers & children/young people in relation to special educational needs and/or disability issues for children/young people aged 0-25. 

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Local Services for children & young people with SEND (Education)

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Early Years Advisory Teacher (EYAT) for Inclusion SEND Local Offer

The EYAT for Inclusion supports all Early Years practitioners and setting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) working with children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in private, voluntary and independent Early Years settings in Torbay.   

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Educational Psychology & Specialist Teaching Service (TEPATS) SEND Local Offer

Torbay Educational Psychology (EP) & Advisory Teacher Service (TEPATS) offers a range of advice, assessment, training and intervention to support children and young people 0-25 years old to schools and colleges, as detailed in thier service brochure and service users guide.

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Habilitation Assessment and Support for Visually Impaired Children SEND Local Offer

Qualified Habilitation Specialist who works with children and young people (0-18 years) with a visual impairment. They can help your child develop a broad range of skills, including early years development, independent life skills and moving around (orientation & mobility). They assess all of your child's needs and deliver a holistic program to cater to them. They will often work closely with other professionals, as well as you as the parents, to ensure your child receives the right support across the board. They offer support in the home, nursery, school, college and in the local community and they will often work closely with your child's QTVI to support their key transitions into and through education.

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Torbay Hearing Support Service SEND Local Offer

The Hearing Support Service provides specialist support and advice to families, schools and settings to meet the needs of children and young people with hearing impairment.

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Torbay Portage Service SEND Local Offer

What is Portage?Portage is a home teaching service for families with pre-school children who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The success and popularity of Portage is based on the premise that it promotes parents/carers as the key figures in the development of their child.

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Torbay SEND team SEND Local Offer

The Torbay SEND team are responsible for:

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Torbay VI (Visual Impairments) Service SEND Local Offer

Torbay Visual Impairment (VI) Service has been developed to provide specialist support and advice to all Torbay’s Local Authority early years settings and schools, including special schools and provisions. The service supports the inclusion of pupils with visual impairments in all these settings.

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CSW Group - Careers Advice SEND Local Offer

CSW Group provides free information, advice, guidance and support to people of all ages to help them to enter work and learning.

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Local Services for children & young people with SEND (Health)

Bowel and Bladder service - children SEND Local Offer

We are a team of specialist children’s nurses and specialist nursery nurses who provide assessment, treatment, support and advice for children and young people with bladder and/or bowel difficulties.

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Children & Family Health Devon SEND Local Offer

Children & Family Health Devon provide health services for children, young people and families across Devon. Our hope is that our services help children and young people to feel healthy, happy and safe.

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Balance SEND Local Offer

Exercises to help improve your balance

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Ball exercises SEND Local Offer

Using the exercise ball to improve your core stability

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome SEND Local Offer

Managing activity levels in chronic fatigue syndrome

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Core stability exercises SEND Local Offer

4 - point kneel exercises to improve your core stability

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Postural management SEND Local Offer

What is postural management and why is it important?

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Simple leg stretches SEND Local Offer

Simple stretches for your child's legs

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Splints and footwear SEND Local Offer

Splints and footwear for children

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Children's Physiotherapy Support Videos - Walking variants SEND Local Offer

Normal variations in children's walking (Flat feet)

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Occupational Therapy Service SEND Local Offer

Occupational Therapists work with children and young people, parents/carer(s) and teachers to find solutions to minimise the difficulties they face and help them to get the most from life.  We support children and young people with physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive and social needs that affect their functional abilities and have an impact on their daily life. When a child or young person is referred to us we work in partnership with parents and with other healthcare and education professionals with whom the child or young person has a relationship, because we recognise that parents and carers know their child or young person best.

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One Devon - Integrated Care SEND Local Offer

Learn how the NHS and CARE working with communities and local organisations will improve people’s lives through Integrated Care Boards and Integrated Care Partnerships.

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Your 0 to 19 Torbay School Nurse Team SEND Local Offer

School nurses are the key people linking education and health and take over from the health visitor when children start school, and are there to support them until they leave school at 19.

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Children & Family Health Devon – Children’s Learning Disability SEND Local Offer

The service we offer includes behavioural, sleep and assessments to support continence and skills for independence with children and young people who have profound and severe levels of learning disability; working with children who have profound and severe levels of learning disability (including children with additional diagnosis such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome etc.) and supporting the development of community and school-based programmes of support. As such, we offer support both directly to children and young people with learning disabilities and indirectly in order to facilitate access to mainstream services.

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Torbay CAMHS SEND Local Offer

The Torbay Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides emotional and mental health assessment and treatment to children, young people, aged 0-18 years, and their families/carers within Torbay.

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Local Services for children & young people with SEND (Social Care)

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Children with Disability (CWD) Team SEND Local Offer

Torbay Children's Services have a specialist team comprising social workers and community care workers, to support children with disabilities up to the age of eighteen and their families across a range of thresholds, including Targeted Help, Child in Need and Child Protection planning and Cared For planning. They work in close connection with the Placements, Day Care Services and Short Break team, who oversee the management and support of holiday play schemes, Saturday clubs and enabling services as well as Direct Payments.

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Early help SEND Local Offer

What is Early Help and how are we delivering it in Torbay?Early Help is not a specific service or team it’s an approach to working that brings together professionals from a range of different services who will work with your whole family to help improve things for everyone.

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Family Intervention Team (FIT) for Early Help SEND Local Offer

The Family Intervention Team offer focused family support to families with complex needs through targeted support. We work flexibly and creatively with parents and their children in their homes and in groups, to increase the skills, confidence and abilities of all family members to live their daily lives in a positive and safe way.Key areas of work: • To offer emotional and practical support to parents and their families, in their own homes and in the community. • To offer a whole family / family centred restorative approach to families with emerging and complex needs within a preventative approach. • We attend meetings, groups and deliver training as requested. • Develop and build a trusting relationship with the children, young people and parents to help alleviate or break their social isolation and increase capacity and resilience. • Provide advice and support to families and professionals linking with community resources. • Communicate and foster positive relationship with our agency partners to ensure best interests of the child and family.FIT link worker One FIT worker is linked to each Family Hub. They are available to have conversations and signpost over current worries and support needs your family might be having at the time.Parenting Support Various offers of parenting support through face-to-face groups are being offered in the Hubs- please look at our timetable for up to date information on these.Email: yhp@torbay.gov.uk Phone: 01803208723

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Supporting families SEND Local Offer

The Supporting Families Programme is a Government funded initiative that has been running since 2015.

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Torbay Young Adult Carers (TYAC) SEND Local Offer

TYAC provides a range of support for Young Adults aged 16 – 25 years old who are caring for, or helping to care for someone who has a long term illness, disability, frailty, mental ill-health, and drug oralcohol problem.

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Youth Offending Team (YOT) SEND Local Offer

Torbay Youth Justice Service (previously known as a YOT or a youth offending team) works with children aged 10 – 17 years old who have been arrested, charged or sentenced for offences or who are at risk committing crime.

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Local Services for children & young people with SEND (Moving towards Adulthood)

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Children with Disability (CWD) Team SEND Local Offer

Torbay Children's Services have a specialist team comprising social workers and community care workers, to support children with disabilities up to the age of eighteen and their families across a range of thresholds, including Targeted Help, Child in Need and Child Protection planning and Cared For planning. They work in close connection with the Placements, Day Care Services and Short Break team, who oversee the management and support of holiday play schemes, Saturday clubs and enabling services as well as Direct Payments.

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Service (Devon and Torbay) SEND Local Offer

An IMCA is an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate appointed by the local authority and/or NHS body to protect other people’s interests when they lack the capacity to make certain important decisions and, at the time such decisions need to be made, have no one else (other than paid staff) to support them or be consulted.

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Social Care needs assessments for Adults SEND Local Offer

In Torbay, Social Care Support for adults is provided by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. 

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Torbay Young Adult Carers (TYAC) SEND Local Offer

TYAC provides a range of support for Young Adults aged 16 – 25 years old who are caring for, or helping to care for someone who has a long term illness, disability, frailty, mental ill-health, and drug oralcohol problem.

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Youth Offending Team (YOT) SEND Local Offer

Torbay Youth Justice Service (previously known as a YOT or a youth offending team) works with children aged 10 – 17 years old who have been arrested, charged or sentenced for offences or who are at risk committing crime.

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