SEND Participation Team

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Description

The Engagement and Participation team for Somerset County Council was put in place to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities get their voice heard.

The team is made up of an Engagement and Participation officer and Young People’s Champions who themselves have special educational needs and or a disability.

The team asks lots of different young people what they think in many different ways. They visit existing groups of young people across the county in schools, colleges and other groups.

The team also hosts a young person’s forum named “the Unstoppables” who meet once a month in either Yeovil or Taunton, this group is for young people aged between 13 and 25.

The team asks young people what they think on a wide range of different issues. They then share these views and opinions with lots of different decision-makers and practitioners within Somerset County Council and beyond to improve services on offer locally in Somerset.

The team also consult and share information through the Send Participation Team Facebook page

To look at what the team were involved in between 2018 – 2019 please see our annual report:

SEND Participation team annual report 2018-2019

Special educational needs and disabilites information

All schools, childcare and SEND providers must make their policy and provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) available on their website. This is usually published in the provider's SEN information report. This link takes you to where you can find this provider's SEN information report.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or you have questions about the provider's SEN provision, you should contact the provider directly.

We usually hold some information about a provider's policy and provision and you can find what we do hold here.

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Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • For children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • How to access
  • If you want to know more or want to get involved please email the team SENDParticipationTeam@somerset.gov.uk or call 01823 359868

  • When is it available
  • Contact Hours 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri