Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) We are committed in Somerset to all local children accessing local education provision and ensuring every child in Somerset achieves well above expectations and is not held back by their social and personal backgrounds, special education needs or disabilities. The provision for supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities is based on the SEND Code of Practice 0-25.

SEND Effective Support Flyer and Guidance

pdf SEND Effective Support Flyer (NEW as of October 2019)

pdf  SEND Effective Support Guidance (NEW as of October 2019)

Support Services for Education (SSE)

School Information Packs

School information packs have been shared with all schools. The documents are all available here:

Contact Information:

To find out more:

Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 321187
Email: childrens@somerset.gov.uk
Address: Customer Contact, County Hall, The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4DY
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

Somerset Local Offer:

Somerset Local Offer The Local Offer website has information about services and support available locally for any children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.

Somerset Local Offer website

Somerset SENDIAS:

Somerset SENDIAS provides information, advice and support about Special Educational Needs and Disability for parent carers, children and young people (up to the age of 25), including Independent Support to help through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment and Plan process.The service is free, confidential and impartial.

To find out more:

Phone: 01823 355578
Email: info@somersetsend.org.uk
Visit their website: www.somersetsend.org.uk

Support Services for Education (SSE):

A number of SEN Advisory Support Services are provided by Support Services for Education (SSE) that are funded by either the local authority, Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) or from individual schools’ delegated funding.

To find out more:

Phone: 0300 123 7365
Email: SSE@somerset.gov.uk
Visit their website: www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/

Virtual School & Learning Support Team:

Visit their website: http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Services/3229