The Statutory SEND Team deliver all of the local authority’s statutory duties in relation to SEND:

  • Managing the statutory EHC needs assessment process
  • Reviewing the Education, Health, Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Commissioning of educational placements/packages for children and young people who have EHCPs
  • Chairing and co-ordinating the multi-agency statutory panel
  • Ensuring provision of an independent information, advice and support service for parents/carers and children/young people
  • Dispute resolution including disagreement resolution, mediations and tribunals

How to contact the Statutory SEND team
Contact Somerset County Council who can provide a wide range of information and advice to families and educational settings about SEND processes. This is supported by a duty officer from the Statutory SEND Team for any enquiries which need a more detailed response from the team.

The number is 0300 123 2224 and operates 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

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