SEND Professional Portal

The SEND Professional Portal is used by Somerset County Council’s Statutory SEND Team as a resource to gather the key information needed around an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment or an EHC Plan Annual Review.

It allows education settings to submit their SEND Support Reviews and Requests for EHC Assessment, as well as Appendix Bs for students who are currently under assessment and Annual Reviews of students who already have EHC Plans.

It also allows professional contributors to submit Appendix Ds for Educational Psychologist Advice and Appendix Es for Early Help Social Care Advice as part of the EHC Assessment process.

All relevant guidance to using the SEND Professional Portal can be found in the sections below.

To visit the SEND Professional Portal, follow this link:

https://emsonline.somerset.gov.uk/ProfessionalPortal_LIVE/Account/Login

If you need to log any IT issues with the SEND Professional Portal or have any technical queries regarding its use, please log a call on the Assyst Self Service helpdesk form at https://eforms.somerset.gov.uk/selfservice/ or call the Schools IT Helpdesk on 01823 355090.

Further guidance on logging helpdesk calls is available here:

If you have any queries regarding the EHC Assessment or EHC Plan Annual Review Process, please call the Contact Centre on 0300 123 2224 option 1 children’s services followed by option 3 for SEND.

Guidance for using the SEND Professional Portal for Schools:

Blank versions of forms that are completed online:

Documents that can be uploaded as part of a form submission:

Guidance for using the SEND Professional Portal for Early Years Settings:

Blank versions of forms that are completed online:

Documents that can be uploaded as part of a form submission: