School/Setting SENCo – The setting’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) can arrange a meeting with you to discuss initial concerns and look at strategies and support available. You can find more information on what is available within the Somerset Graduated Response Tool and supporting documents.
Somerset SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support) is a free, confidential and impartial service open to all children, young people and their families on matters relating to special educational needs and disability from birth to 25. SENDIAS can provide support by phone, email or through an arranged face-to-face appointment. You can find out more on SENDIAS
Helen introduces the SENDIAS service during Local Offer Live February 2022.
Somerset Parent Carer Forum (SPCF) is open to any parent or carer of a child or young person from birth to 25 with additional needs. There is no need for a specific diagnosis of needs to get support, as SPCF believes help and support should be made available to all, no matter what stage of the journey. Find out more on the SPCF page
Ruth from the Somerset Parent Carer Forum gives tips for parent carers to navigate preparing for meetings.