In this section we will explain the process of support for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities. We know families will be at different stages in their journey along the graduated response pathway so you may know exactly what you are looking for.
Education, Health and Care plans
The process of support for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities
Advice and support
Information on what SEND is and the support that an EHC plan providesWhat are Special Educational Needs?How will I know if a child or young person has Special Educational Needs?Who can support you when navigating SEN support?What support can having an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) provide?
Requests for EHC plans
Find out how a request is made, who can make the request and how to find out the progressMaking a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessmentWho can make a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessment?The Statutory SEND Team
The EHC plan
More information on the plan and how decisions on SEND are madeThe Education health and care plan needs assessment processEducation health and care plan progressEducation, Health and Care plans and preparing for adulthoodWhere to get more help during the Education health and care plan process?How does Somerset make its decision relating to SEND?Collaborative Outcomes Meetings GuideEducation, Health and Care plans and school placementsEducation health and care plans – Choosing your Own SupportEducation health and care plans and school transportMoving into or out of Somerset
EHC plan reviews
Find out about what happens at and after a reviewEducation, health and care plan annual reviewsEducation, health and care plan after the annual reviewCeasing an Education, Health and Care plan