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National Police survey for those aged 18-25

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

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Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

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National Police survey for those aged 18-25

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

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‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

100th edition of SEND News

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?
Virtual youth environmental summit
Domestic abuse – No More
Somerset Covid Catch Up – #BackToSchool
Somerset’s special schools supporting mainstream schools
Childhood Vision Screening – recovery plan
Free online wellbeing course for families
Today is World Book Day
International Women’s Day
SSE Virtual Event
NHS numbers can now be added to EHCPs
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Somerset Holiday Activities and Food Programme – update
Our Voice Somerset virtual meeting dates
Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability
Ideas for half term activities
Food support for families in February half term
Recorded police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Children’s Mental Health Week – update
Support for carers
Do you know someone who could work in health and social care?
Have you seen Theo’s Story?
Fostering Feasibility Study
Powerchair football – an ‘Unstoppable’ with aspirations for the National League
Useful information for those working in schools
STAR needs your support to continue helping young people
New BBC film: ‘Katie Price: Harvey and Me’
Fizz Free February
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Improvements to SEND News
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
Healthy teenage relationships
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
New wellbeing support line for health and social care workers
Next week’s Talking Café events
Further food support for families
Somerset’s 24/7 Mental Health Helpline
Inclusive sports
PACEY website now includes SEND section
Upcoming Somerset Parent Carer Forum events
Stress reduction sessions
‘THANK YOU’ to our early years staff
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum launches helpline
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Covid-19 vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
Brew Monday – Samaritans’ mental health campaign
SEND Q&A events for parents and carers
100th edition of SEND News
National lockdown: Stay at home
Free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Looking for information and support in Somerset?
Covid-19 at Christmas: a guide for parents and carers
Autism and ADHD referral pathways – letter to schools
New SENCO support service
Latest news from SENDIAS
Discord parents’ guide
Face coverings easy read guide
Recognition for Somerset Children’s Services
Polden Bower School taking shape as investment in SEND education continues
Food support for families in need this Christmas
New Somerset Disability Engagement Service
Support for young people
Vitamin D supplements
Ideas for activities over the Christmas holidays
Free online event offering insight from young people from diverse communities
The Somerset Big Tent website is live
Wellbeing for Education Return recorded webinar
2021 dates for Emotion Coaching and Mental Health First Aid courses
We need to #MakeLockdownCountSomerset
Join us tonight for a live Somerset coronavirus Q and A session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine issue
Early Years SENCo training – February/March 2021
Concerned about your child’s antisocial behaviour in the community?
Books on Prescription scheme
New BBC Series: ‘A Special School’
Coronavirus: free police online safety webinar for parents and carers
Health and care chiefs say thank you Somerset
Department for Education SEND letter
Face coverings on school transport
SEND Newsflash – relaunched!
Free virtual training sessions
Coronavirus update
Free virtual information sessions
The Unstoppables create a film
Mother creates Down’s syndrome Talking Cards
The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson
Ideas for half term activities
Harry Potter quiz
Half day communication course
ADHD Awareness Month – October
Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders
Bridgwater transformed into interactive game
Early years consultation
World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day
Somerset Annual SENCO and SEND Half Day Governor Conference
Are you a carer? Make sure you take the survey
Looking after children and young people’s wellbeing during pandemic
Getting the right support in the right place at the right time
Free online support for challenging behaviour
Time to apply for school places
SEND inspection update for parents
SEND leaders take part in Q&A session with staff
Free workshops for Practitioners working with families and children
Know what to do if your child starts to display coronavirus symptoms
Important – don’t get a test unless you have symptoms!
Can you make a difference?
New ‘portal’ provides mental health support for young people
Introducing you to Zoë
Returning to school – help and support for you
Co-Production workshop – your chance to be heard
Important SEND Professional Portal update
Talking Cafés can help keep you connected
Covid-19 webinars for schools
Message from Frances Nicholson – working together to improve
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset response – What’s happening?
What will the new normal be? Blogging from the home education front
School admissions process – have your say
Summer activities – what’s out there in 2020
Bumper Summer edition is out!
Can you put a fostering banner up?
Thank you everyone – what a year it’s been so far!
Inspiring young people to think about the future
Getting set to go back to school
Pulling together to help families use meal vouchers
Read the new SENDIAS newsletter
Somerset Emotion Coaching Project – come aboard!
Thank you for your participation
SEND inspection survey for school governors/trustees
Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
Have you feed back to SENDIAS?
Support and guidance for parents by text
SEND inspection update – please take the survey
We’ve got it covered for outdoor lessons
Getting creative and looking after each other – training opportunities for schools
Are you making the most of your childcare entitlement?
Learning Disability Week 2020 – celebrating friendship
What’s the state of play in schools?
Missed the news on school vouchers?
Advice for key workers and their children
Carers week 2020 – taking time to talk
Inspection of SEND services in Somerset – your questions answered
Check out library videos
SCC’s Outdoor Centres provide vital support during pandemic
Children’s support surveys – please take part if you can
Area inspection by OFSTED and CQC
Schools and early years providers work to extend provision
Going back to school? Blogging from the home education frontline
Work begins on delivering better outcomes for you
Bored? Design a board
Mental Health Awareness Week – look after yourself
Pulling together to help families in their time of need
Government proposals on staged return of early years and school children
Make sure you get your half activities pack
Somerset’s Mental Health Champs revamp Lifehacks for Coping during pandemic
Virtual coffee sessions and telephone support
Get the latest edition of Your Somerset
Work to your body clock: Blogging from the home education frontline
Striking bird’s-eye view shows Bridgwater’s new school coming on apace
SEND COVID-19 Legislation – Temporary Changes
Six tools to support teachers working with pupils with autism
Design a bright and beautiful bird box
Log on to brilliant library offer
Draw a dragon for Somerset Day
Supporting children and young people during the coronavirus crisis on and offline
You can still do your DofE
Gordon Ramsay says ‘thank you’ to Selworthy parents
It’s all about what we’re gaining: Blogging from the home education frontline
Fancy designing a logo?
Hearing service newsletter is a must-read
Sign up for regular coronavirus updates
Handy bulletin is packed with helpful info
One Coronavirus helpline number for anyone in Somerset – 0300 790 6275
Blogging from the home education frontline week 2 – from little seeds…
Health passport for your vulnerable child during coronavirus emergency
Wanted! Talented young musicians to play in an orchestra
Teachers and National Park Rangers think inside the box to feed families
Supporting your children with ASC during COVID-19 isolation
What can we do during coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a thank you to our fantastic schools and education staff
We’re all in this together! A teacher blogs from the home education frontline…
School and coronavirus – some helpful questions and answers!
Unsung Heroes are honoured
Don’t stress – you’re doing a great job
Virtual coffee evening – we can still meet
Discover the great indoors
SENDIAS – here for you during crisis
COVID-19: Supporting vulnerable young people
Worried about COVID-19? Somerset Parent Carer Forum can help
Easter events cancelled by CAOT
SEND inspection – what happens next?
COVID-19: Where can I get an easy guide?
Day four – Inspectors conclude assessment with day of visits
Day three – Inspectors meet young people and families
Day two – schools and health colleagues meet Inspectors
Wanted: Talented young musicians
Improve your ability to communicate with your pupils
Need some extra help? We’ve launched our Effective Support Document
Inspection update – you can still get involved
Urgent update for parents – inspections of educational sites
Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services to take place
Why is there an inspection?
What are inspectors checking?
How can you get involved and have your say?
Provider visits
New teams to support the mental health of children and young people
Music service is for all children and young people
Funds available if you’re in the business of supporting families
Schools Inclusion Audit reminder – 23 days to go, have you done yours?
COVID-19/Coronavirus – update for Somerset
Urgent! We need your Unsung Hero nominations now
Its aim is to improve services for children, young people and their families – but what is LAIN?
Valentine’s Day – no rush, no regrets
Have your say on music in schools
Somerset schools plug in to robot support
Children’s Mental Health Week 3-7 Feb – get on board!
Inclusion audit will help improve service and support
It’s not too late to go Fizz Free this February
Supporting children and young people with autism to reach their potential
Autism advice for parents and professionals
Start booking your half term activities
Making sure your website carries SEND information
Help us fight climate change – please take young people’s survey
Bird’s eye view of the future
Visit our virtual library
Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge
Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020
Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter
Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum
Help us to shape the future of SEND services
Check out the Local Offer on Facebook
Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people
Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service
Super furry therapy is just the ticket
Name change for a familiar team – it’s all about inclusion and activities!
SEND Portals Update – take note
Please tell us about effective support document
Important sexual health information
Christmas message – another year of progress
Help shape the future of our services
Help us to keep improving the Local Offer site
A whole lot of unstoppable fun
Somerset SENDIAS launches new-look website
It’s time to use the Professional Portal for Early Years
Don’t miss out on fantastic holiday activities
New service supports young victims of domestic abuse and crime
Early Years Conference – making a difference
Get booking your Christmas holiday short breaks
Pop-up shop makes headlines
International Human Rights Day 2019 – celebrating the power of youth
SEND Space – a place for parent carers
You’d better watch out, Accessible Santa is coming to town
Somerset’s virtual school – supporting children to achieve to the best of their ability
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
Black Friday online shopping tips for parent carers
Spoken language in the spotlight
Learn how to make information easier to understand
Carers Rights Day 2019
Queries and issues with the SEND Portal? Sort them via the Self-Service Portal
World Children’s Day 2019
Networking, learning and improving our understanding
Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms
Picking up the signals
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Somerset carer vacancies
Effective Support for families in Somerset

on a from to

360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset

National Police survey for those aged 18-25
Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement
Government backs One Somerset – now let’s move forward together as one
Somerset’s investment in SEND education continues with three projects nearing completion
Understanding the revised Autism and ADHD pathway – Training session for all SENCOs and staff supporting 5-17 years olds in education
Month of discovery – Autism and ADHD
Thank you from the SPOT teams – here is what you told us
Quality Improvement Training available to those working within the system with an interest in delivering change for improvement
Do you need some ideas for activities over the summer holidays?
Is your child a Wild World Hero yet?
£1.8m investment in hydrotherapy pool at Selworthy School
Summer holidays food support for Somerset families
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Sound Lab Summer Club: music exploration for young people with neurological differences
Have your say on SEND services by Friday 23 July
Do you have time to volunteer as a child advocate?
Public Health leaders urge caution as restrictions lift
New Autism and ADHD pre-assessment pathway documents
Tell us what you think of SEND services ***deadline extended***
New leaflets from Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)
Your chance to help shape Somerset’s Local Offer
Frontline Workers’ Day celebrations
Ideas for activities over the summer holidays
Somerset libraries invite children to become ‘Wild World Heroes’ this summer
Latest news from SENDIAS
Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment
Grant aims to tackle growing childminder shortage in Somerset
Do you want to hear a joke about a pizza?
SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service
Get involved with Somerset’s listening events
SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check
‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset
New resources for parents
Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline
Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research
Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now
Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July
Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe
Learning Disability Week
Discovery Community Fund consultation announced
Update on autism and/or ADHD assessments – an open letter to parents and carers
Somerset’s new SEND Young Person’s Champion
SEND Newsflash – the latest news from the Unstoppables
National survey on the impact of Covid-19 on school attendance and home learning of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
British Red Cross – ‘Be Your Best’
360 Survey – tell us what you think of SEND services in Somerset
Carers Week – carers encouraged to raise their hands and be seen
Somerset Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis Fortnight
Sharing is caring this Child Safety Week
Empathy Day inspires children to walk, read and learn
Covid-19: posters launched to guide people through the testing process
SEND improvement update: parent carers help shape Somerset’s Local Offer of health pathways
SEND improvement update: area-based structures – thank you to school leaders for taking part
Get creative this Learning Disability Week
SEND youth voice and engagement – free conference on 6 July
Ideas for free and low-cost activities during half term
Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s
Taunton to be transformed into interactive game
Somerset Big Tent festival – event for young people postponed
Share your mindfulness tips and win
Somerset’s Core Standards – help to refresh these important documents
Donate a toothbrush this Smile Month
Child cancer survivor inspires Council Chair’s donation
Growing Independence – free residential stay at Magdalen Farm
Pop Party with Singing Hands
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
Free cricket sessions for young people with SEND
SEND improvement update: Inclusion Inquiry – thank you for taking part
Handover completed on new £23m special school in Bridgwater
Food support for families over half term
Mental Health Awareness Week
Government confirms restrictions will ease on Monday
Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms
Children’s Day is the perfect time to encouraging children to take part in #TheBigAsk
Somerset Parent Carer Forum – upcoming events
Cuppa chat
Have your say on SPOT services
Deaf Awareness Week
World Asthma Day
Wishbone Day
All set for a superb Somerset Day
Somerset young people invited to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Big Ask – the largest survey of children and young people in England
International Guide Dog Day
Vaccines bring us closer
Free online wellbeing course for families
Steps to Success
SEND improvement update: school leaders encouraged to complete Area Based Structures survey
SEND improvement update: reminder for everyone to have their say in the Inclusion Inquiry before 30 April
AV1 Robots – how they have been used successfully in schools to help remote learning
Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests available for all
Kickstart work placements offer career boost for young people in Somerset
Council launches series of ‘Storywalks’
Word Online – a free virtual live literature tour has started
Inclusion Inquiry – parents and carers encouraged to take part in listening events
World Autism Awareness Week
SEND improvement update: Redesigning Autism and ADHD Assessment Pathways
Rewriting the Narrative: Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Support for families in Somerset this Easter
Keep your children safe this Easter
Somerset’s Public Health leaders encourage residents to take new freedoms ‘day by day’
Reminder: asymptomatic testing programme not available to children under the age of 11
Covid-19 in Somerset: have your say
Somerset special schools celebrate National Careers Week
Interested in becoming a children’s social worker?
Kooth – parent carer information session
Our Voice Somerset – latest Connect Magazine
SEND improvements benefit children and families
Ideas for activities over the Easter holidays
Epilepsy Purple Day
Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Latest news from Somerset Hearing Support Team
This week’s Covid Catch-Up – focus on carers
More groups urged to take part in free Covid-19 testing
Emotionally Based School Avoidance – new resources available
AV1 Robots available to schools to help remote learning
SomersetWorks
World Autism Awareness Week – share your story
SEND Improvement update: IP6.1 Inclusion Inquiry launched
Covid-19: all households with school age children encouraged to test regularly
National Child Exploitation Awareness day
World Down Syndrome Day
Make sure Somerset’s young carers don’t miss out
Talking Café event – Autism and Tourette’s
World Poetry Day
One year on – a day to reflect and remember
SEND Written Statement of Action Improvement Priority 6.1 – Inclusion Inquiry
New Assistant Director – Inclusion Appointed
Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Unpaid carers invited for vaccination
Rapid testing to support the return to school
Lateral Flow Tests for school peripatetic staff
‘FAB’ new digital checker saves time and stress when applying for help towards care costs
Caring for a child who is not your own?