Introduction

The Local Offer website has information about services and support available locally for any children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25.

Find out more about the Somerset Local Offer

We oversee a range of support to meet the needs of children and young people in education aged 0 to 25. Educational support is co-ordinated with other services and there are policies and ways of working that shape the services we are providing.

The provision for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability is based on the SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25.

In Somerset this has been interpreted alongside the school funding reforms of 2013, and is described in the SEND policy for Somerset which contains local authority expectations relating to supporting children and young people with special educational needs.

This provides information about how we use the ‘graduated approach’ to meet the special educational needs of children and young people in schools and how one level of support is built on by the next, as it becomes necessary.

The SEND Newsletter is published weekly and is of interest to anyone involved in SEND including parents, young people, teaching staff, care staff, social workers and health services