Children and Young People specialist service (previously SPOT)Communication and interaction, Education and learning, Information, advice and guidance, Life skills, Sensory and/or physical needs
The CYP specialist service, previously known as SPOT service, is made up of five specialist teams:
- Hearing Support Team
- Vision Support Team
- Access and Assistive Technology Team
- Occupational Therapy
- Childrens Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)
The teams put children, young people and their families at the heart of everything we do. We listen to children, young people, and their families’ choices, and design our interventions according to their priorities. We provide assessment, support, and advice based on highly specialist knowledge and extensive experience in our field. We facilitate individual’s independence, and promote inclusion of SEND in the children and young person’s home, educational setting and community. We strive to work in a multi-disciplinary way to work jointly with other teams and services in Health and Social Care, to aim for the same goals and support the children, young person and their family needs.
We aim to offer the best specialist advice for children and young people with SEND, and their families, to participate in life experiences. We promote independence through teaching skills, enabling access, and encourage inclusion culture in children and young people’s homes, educational settings and community.
CYP specialist service information leaflets
- Children’s Occupational Therapy Service leaflet – May 2023
- Children’s Hearing Support Team (HST) Early Years leaflet – April 2023
- Children’s Hearing Support Team (HST) main leaflet – April 2023
- Children’s Vision Support Team (VST) – Early Years – October 2023
- Children’s Vision Support Team (VST) leaflet – October 2023
- Children’s Habilitation Service leaflet – October 2023
Disabled Facilities Grant
You could get a grant from your council if you are disabled and need to make changes to your home. Find out more on our Disabled Facilities Grant page.
Hadas introduces the Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (or SPOT as it was previously known) service in Somerset and the referral process of Early Help Assessments in February 2022’s Local Offer Live.
Type of provision
Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families
|SEN information report|
Accessibility and adjustments
|Information about wheelchair access|
|Additional SEN information|