County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY, UK
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
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.
For children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
If you want to know more or want to get involved please email the team SENDParticipationTeam@somerset.gov.uk or call 01823 359868
Contact Hours 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri