The Children and Families Act 2014 requires clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to work together to provide appropriate support in respect of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
One of the requirements of this legislation is to provide clear and transparent information about the services in respect of education, health and social care for children, young people and parents/carers. This is known as the 'Local Offer' and is available on the Somerset Choices website. Click this link to access Somerset's Local Offer.
You can find further information about the duties of SEND, click here to see the government's code of practice, or click here for information specifically aimed at health professionals.