As instructed in the 2015 SEND Code of Practice, all local authorities must provide access to a free and impartial organisation to support families and children and young people with SEND.
Somerset SENDIAS provides free information, advice and support.
IPSEA, the ‘Independent Provider of Special Education Advice’ offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of SEND. They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
SOSSEN offers a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on SEND.