Local Offer

Somerset’s SEND Local Offer is a hub of information, advice and guidance about the support and services available locally to children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

The information and services on this website are for all children and young people with SEND.

Please click on the image below to access the Local Offer website.

For a calendar of SEND events across Somerset, please visit the link below.  This can be filtered by date and type and you can search for specific events and distance from your location:

SEND events (somerset.gov.uk)

Somerset Parent Carer Forum

The independent voice for families with children birth to 25 with additional needs or disabilities.  Somerset Parent Carer Forum is a parent led organisation, with all the people leading our working having a child or young person between birth to 25 years with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Being a parent carer of a child or young person with additional needs can bring extra situations which are challenging to know how to handle. To help support parent carers navigate these, Somerset Parent Carer Forum have created a range of workshops based on the subjects parents have told them would be helpful.

Find Frome

Frome’s Family Information Network Directory, an easy to use, and up to date platform for you to find the information you need for your family all in one place.  On their website you will find support and advice for your family, covering topics such as health and wellbeing, employment and pregnancy, children’s clubs and childminders and local services.  There are over 190 listings on the website and many of these resources are able to give you quick support locally.

Somerset Children and Young People’s Plan

The Somerset Children and Young People’s Plan sets out a shared vision to keep children and young people in Somerset safe and ensure they can grow up in a child friendly county that supports them to be happy, healthy and prepared for adulthood. Taking a whole family approach, we will support our families to be strong and resilient, working together to achieve long-term change and stability so that children can thrive and succeed.

The plan has been created with significant input from children and young people through the Somerset Youth Parliament and Advisory Group, the SSCP Youth Forum, Young Somerset, 2BU, local youth groups, and specific workshops and events.

Young people wanted priorities that were important to them to be central to the plan, these include key issues such as mental health, climate change, sexual health, discrimination and learning opportunities.