Physical And Medical Needs Service (PMNS) - Dorset Council

We provide advice, guidance and training to make sure children and young people with physical and medical needs get the right support and can enjoy the same opportunities as their peers. Generally, physical needs are those that affect a child's mobility. Medical needs are wide-ranging, but can include conditions such as: epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, mental health needs. We work with lots of people to make sure children and young people with physical and medical needs can take part in all elements of school or setting, including trips and physical education

Venue

Venue address
South Annexe County Hall
Colliton Park
Dorchester
Dorset
Postcode
DT1 1XJ

Date/Time

Opening times
Mon: 08:40-17:20
Tue: 08:40-17:20
Wed: 08:40-17:20
Thu: 08:40-17:20
Fri: 08:40-16:00

Service Details

Additional Information

This service is available all year round on week days. We can provide general advice and guidance about how to manage medical needs within a school setting, in line with the Children and Families Act 2014. Similarly, we can offer guidance to schools and other settings on adhering to the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability. There is no cost for general advice and guidance.

Referral information

We provide general advice and guidance to anyone with queries about managing disabilities or medical needs within a school or other setting. We usually only become directly involved where a child or young person is considered to be 'high needs' and for this, the school or setting should complete a Referral Form (to be signed by parents).

Age Range Details
0 to 25 years for children & young people who are disabled or have a medical condition.
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 25 years 0 months

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
If meetings are required, we can arrange for these to take place in an accessible building.
Toilet facility information
Meetings can be arranged at a venue with accessible toilets.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We provide children, young people and families with information about how schools and other settings should support those with disabilities or medical conditions, in line with the law. We can offer advice over the phone, and provide leaflets and guidance documents which can help in discussions with the school or setting. In some cases, we may be able to attend meetings about how to support a child or young person.

Journey Planner

Address: South Annexe  County Hall  Colliton Park  Dorchester  Dorset

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