Portage Service

Portage is a home visiting education service.

Portage is a home visiting education service for children under the age of three who have complex special educational needs and developmental delay.

It promotes parents as playing a vital role in their child's development. It follows a carefully structured, yet flexible approach which enables parents to support their child.

Portage workers visit parents and their child at home to look at what skills the child needs to develop. They then design activities for parents and their child to do together. These activities are broken down into small steps to help the child make progress.

Progress is reviewed with on a regular basis and further goals are set.

Referrals to the Portage Service are usually made by health professionals, childcare settings or social care.

How to apply

Referrals to the Portage Service are made via a secure portal which requires a business account online to access. 

Further help

See our guide on how to create a business account.

If you have any difficulties creating your account, please contact the switchboard on 01202 451451.  

If your enquiry is about the completion of the forms, please email us and someone from the team will get back to you.