SEND information - part of our Local Offer

Introduction

We believe that the basic needs for disabled children are no different from those of any other child. But we recognise that some disabled children have additional needs, or face extra barriers which prevent their inclusion in society. And it is those children, that we try hard to support.

This service covers:

The team works closely with colleagues in the Health and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Services, and the Inclusion Team within Education.

If you are a professional and wish to make a referral to Children’s Social Care, it must be submitted using our multi-agency referral form – the Early Help Assessment (EHA) which you can find at: www.professionalchoices.org.uk

SEND information - part of our Local Offer

Community Inclusion and Activity Team

Community

We want to enable children and young people with a disability or additional need and their families to access their local community.

Inclusion

We want children and young people with a disability or additional need to feel included in their community and in clubs and activities.

Activity

We can signpost children and young people with a disability or additional need to many opportunities to access regular clubs and activities in the school holidays. We offer some of these activities ourselves and work with many other organisations who offer great activities too. This information is sent to you in our newsletters and calendars.

Team

We cover the whole of Somerset and our team work directly with referred families to offer support, information and guidance, as well as offering activities and clubs. We are part of the Children With Disabilities Team.

If your child or young person:

You can refer to the Community Inclusion and Activity Team for time-limited support for your family to help with information, advice and signposting, and possible funding to help you to access local opportunities.

SEND information - part of our Local Offer

Short break payments

If you have received confirmation from the Community Inclusion and Activity Team about an activity day booking with a reference number you can use the form below to complete your payment.

More information

SASP

You can sign your children up to do SASP Challenges on their website and they can win certificates when they complete a challenge. SASP Challenge events can be found here. You can also find some activities that have been adapted for home on their website.

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The Children with Disabilities Service offers an assessment for disabled children and their families.

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This document provides information about the range of Services available to families of children and young people with a disability or additional need living in Somerset aged 0-18 years.

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Ensuring that children and young people with disabilities are seen as people first

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Some ideas for families of what is available to improve your child’s safety at home and in the community.

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Enabling children with disabilities and their families to live as independently and safely as possible

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Last reviewed:July 21, 2022 byJennifer

Next review due:January 21, 2023

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