North Somerset Services
To access our help and support and to speak to one of our trained advisors, please call our helpline on 0117 9897725 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Our service is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an answerphone available at all other times.
We can help you with paperwork for meetings, reading or responding to letters and reports, statutory assessments, written contributions, reviews and planning. We can arrange face to face appointments if needed.
We run free SEND courses and workshops for young people, parents and carers and also offer support groups and ‘surgeries’ in local areas. We provide training for SENCO’s, school governors, educational psychologists and others.
The Local Offer & Other Services
In addition to the SENDIAS service, each local authority must publish a ‘Local Offer’. The local offer tells you what support the local authority expects to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). It must include information about education, health and care provision and tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with SEND. To view the local offer for your area, plus other relevant services provided by your local authority, see below.