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Somerset SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support) can give children, young people and their parents/carers information, advice and support about SEND. This can include information on Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans.


The service is free, confidential and impartial.


Please see the link below for more information:

The Graduated Response Toolkit

This tool guides users through how barriers to learning could be identified, and the strategies that might support children and young people with SEN in overcoming barriers.


Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool has been created to support all users to understand the Graduated Response to Special Educational Needs in the context of current legislation. The document makes it clear ‘what to expect’ in terms of what is provided and is written for parent carers, children and young people, school staff and those who provide services to families.


The tool sets out the provision that is ordinarily available in Somerset schools at both the Universal and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support levels.


Please click below to access the Somerset's Graduated Response Tool


For information for children, young people and families including Somerset's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer please click on the Somerset Choices link below.  To view the Local Offer choose 'Somerset Choices for ages 0-25' and 'Our Local Offer'. 


Link to Somerset Choices: