Somerset SENDIAS

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Description

Somerset SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support) can give children, young people and their parent carers information, advice and support about SEND. This can include information on Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans.

The service is free, confidential and impartial.

Somerset SENDIAS offers:

  • a phone helpline and email support
  • individual support to help with issues on SEND
  • information, advice and support on SEND law through the Somerset SENDIAS website and leaflets
  • Information, advice and support for mediation and SEND tribunals
  • information on SEND groups available in Somerset
  • information on Somerset’s Local Offer
  • signposting to other services

SENDIAS aims to encourage children, young people and their parent carers to be part of decision making to improve education, health and care outcomes.

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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General info

Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • Somerset SENDIAS is for: parent carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with SEND children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with SEND

  • How to access
  • Phone or email for information, advice and support.

  • When is it available
  • The phone line is open between 10am and 3pm during term time and operates a reduced service during holiday periods.