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

Somerset SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support) is a free, confidential and impartial service open to all children, young people and their families on matters relating to special educational needs and disability from birth to 25. SENDIAS can provide support by phone, email or through an arranged face-to-face appointment. You can find out more on the SENDIAS website 

Helen introduces the SENDIAS service during Local Offer Live February 2022.

Somerset Parent Carer Forum (SPCF) is open to any parent or carer of a child or young person from birth to 25 with additional needs. There is no need for a specific diagnosis of needs to get support, as SPCF believes help and support should be made available to all, no matter what stage of the journey. Find out more on the SPCF website

Ruth from the Somerset Parent Carer Forum gives tips for parent carers to navigate preparing for meetings.

Last reviewed:November 22, 2022 byGemma

Next review due:May 22, 2023

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