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Education, Health and Care Plans

The process of support for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

The Statutory SEND Team deliver all of the local authority’s statutory duties in relation to SEND:

  • Managing the statutory EHC needs assessment process
  • Reviewing the Education, Health, Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Commissioning of educational placements/packages for children and young people who have EHCPs
  • Chairing and co-ordinating the multi-agency statutory panel
  • Ensuring provision of an independent information, advice and support service for parents/carers and children/young people
  • Dispute resolution including disagreement resolution, mediations and tribunals

How to contact the Statutory SEND team
Contact Somerset County Council who can provide a wide range of information and advice to families and educational settings about SEND processes. This is supported by a duty officer from the Statutory SEND Team for any enquiries which need a more detailed response from the team.

The number is 0300 123 2224 and operates 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Last reviewed:September 30, 2022 byJennifer

Next review due:March 30, 2023

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