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.
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 – Helping you through the EHC plan process
The Education, Health and Care plan
More information on the plan and how decisions on SEND are madeThe EHC needs assessment process – flowchartFind out the progress of an EHC needs assessment and submit an Appendix A FormWhere to get more help during the EHC 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 SupportEHC plans and school transport
EHC plan Reviews
Find out about what happens at and after a reviewWhat if I do not agree with decisions surrounding SEND processes?TribunalsEHC plan annual reviewsEHC plan – after the annual review