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Direct payments and personal budgets in North Somerset

What are direct payments? Guidance about Direct payments and coronavirus/COVID-19 Direct Payments (DPs) are a cash payment made from the council to you so you can buy your own care and support services. A ‘direct payment’ means that the money goes directly from the council’s…

Disabled Children's Register (DCR)

The Children Act 1989 requires all local authorities to keep a register of children with disabilities to help with planning and monitoring services. Registering your child on the Children's Disability Register helps us identify and plan for the needs of children and young people with disabilities, their…

Disagreement Resolution and Mediation

There are a number of steps that the parent or young person can take if they disagree with any of the decisions that are made during the Education Health and Care Needs Assessment process. Disagreement resolution A range of informal arrangements are available to help…

Early Years Funding - Information for childcare providers

Early Years Funding has to be claimed by childcare providers on-line  If you want to claim funding you can request to be set up via emailing: education.funding@n-somerset.gov.uk Within the system you will be able to: Check the eligibility of parents or guardians to have funded…

Early years workforce

North Somerset Early Years Team aims to support the provision of high quality childcare, we have compiled information, links and resources that we believe practitioners will find useful in continuing to develop best practice within North Somerset pre-school settings.  Some have been written by the Early…

Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset

New: You can now request an education, health and care assessment online We have created some easy-to-read guides for parents, and some guides specifically for children and young people on many aspects of the process - you can view them here on the Local Offer. This…

Family Wellbeing & Early Help

NOTE: We will soon be updating our Family Wellbeing pages and our Effective Support Guidance. Please see details of our current Family Wellbeing offer below: About Family Wellbeing and Early Help In North Somerset we believe that all children and young people should be supported…

Future of Education Support Services for Children with dual sensory impairment, hearing impairment and visual impairment

                Background Since 1996 the former Avon local authorities - Bath & North-East Somerset (BANES), Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire - have jointly commissioned a Sensory Support Service (SSS). This service has traditionally provided support to children with dual sensory impairment,…

Guidance for Parents, Children & Young People

We recognise that sometimes, the rules and regulatations around SEND can be complex and daunting. As part of our commitment to co-production, we are developing accessible versions of our guidance and policies.  Two Side Guides - these documents sum up the key steps, issues or…
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