Welcome to the Portage Team's page, we hope it provides a clear overview of our work and any information you are looking for.

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About us:

The Portage Team provide a home visiting and early education support group service for pre-school children with additional needs and their familiies. Children 0 – 3 can receive Portage Home Visiting and children 3 – 5 can attend one of our Portage small step groups.


The Portage Team have an open referral system via a Portage Enquiry Form for parents, carers and professionals.

The Team provides a service to children and their parents/carers, including:

  • Partnership working with parents and carers
  • Information and support to parents and carers
  • Portage regular home visits following the Portage Early Education model through play based activities
  • Liaison and joint working with other agencies involved with the child
  • Training and support for individuals and for groups of staff including delivery of the 3 Day Portage Basic Workshop training
  • Support Transitions
  • Advice and/or loans of specialist resources
  • Social activities for children and their parents and carers.


Bradford Portage is a registered service with the National Portage Association ( www.portage.org.uk ). Alongside Portage Home Visiting we also run a number of Portage Groups around the Bradford District. Please email Janice.mckinley@bradford.gov.uk or Janine.wood3@bradford.gov.uk for further information.

To refer a child to Portage please complete the Request for Early Years 0-7 SEND Pathway Services form  - https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/Schools/CMSPage.aspx?mid=1892

Useful Documents


Portage Groups

Portage Groups Flyer


Department of Children's Services
SEN Services
Portage Team
Margaret McMillan Tower 
Princes Way
BD1 1NN 

Tel: 01274 439500




Portage Co-ordinator: Janice McKinley

Administrative Assistant: Anna Chatburn

Senior Portage Home Visitor: Janine Wood

Portage Home Visitors: Kerry Cawley, Wakhida Akhtar, Erum Iqbal, Lisa Haley, Lucy Dawson, Suzanne Palmer & Louise Williamson






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