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Bird’s eye view of the future 23 January, 2020

Work on a new £21m special school in Somerset is progressing well with the aim of completion in January 2021. Spectacular aerial footage of the Polden Bower school site in Bridgwater shows the shape and scale of the Somerset County Council project which is part of a wider programme to…

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Visit our virtual library 23 January, 2020

Somerset Parent Carer Forum holds a library of resource books it can loan to parent carers, their families and practitioners. This includes a wide range of topics and disabilities. All loans are free of charge to forum members and the forum is free to join. Thanks to the support of Somerset…

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Early childhood survey launched by the Duchess of Cambridge 23 January, 2020

A UK-wide survey has been launched by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent to help improve early childhood – and she wants your views. The survey contains five short questions and  it “aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive,…

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Get ready for National Children’s Day UK 2020 23 January, 2020

A healthy childhood is vital and National Children’s Day (NCD) UK will raise awareness about how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year NCD UK will take place on Sunday…

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Our commitment to you – the SEND Charter 23 January, 2020

Are you aware of Somerset’s SEND Charter? The SEND Charter describes how we will work together to deliver high quality local services to children, young people and their families. All partners across the Local Area are signed up to the charter and are committed to making a difference. Please take…

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Make your voice heard – join Somerset Youth Forum 15 January, 2020

Are you a young person who is passionate about tackling issues? Would you like to be part of a new Somerset Youth Forum? Join us in 2020 and make your voice heard! The Forum meets three times a year to discuss young people’s safety and wellbeing, and will have the…

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Help us to shape the future of SEND services 15 January, 2020

Thanks to everyone who attended one of our engagement events across Somerset last week – the events were organised by the Parent Carer Forum. The SEND Stakeholder Engagement events took place in Frome, Taunton, Yeovil and Berrow, near Burham-on-Sea and gave us  – Somerset County Council and Somerset Clinical Commissioning…

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Check out the Local Offer on Facebook 15 January, 2020

Somerset’s Local Offer is the go-to place for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and parent carers – and now it has its own Facebook page. We want to make sure that you can easily find all the services available to you in your local…

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Change to Integrated Therapy Service contact for children and young people 15 January, 2020

Do you ever call the telephone advice line for the Integrated Therapy Service for children and young people? If so you need to be aware that the days the lines are open have changed. New Telephone Advice Line hours: 9.00am  – 12.00pm Monday – Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays) Telephone: 0303…

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Recruiting now – Somerset Supporter Service 15 January, 2020

Looking for flexible work supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities? The Somerset Supporter Service is recruiting. The team supports children (0-18) who have a disability and need help to access their local community. They need fun, positive, enthusiastic people who enjoy working with children to…

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