Contact SEND teams and support groups

Who to contact for support and services if your child has special educational needs or disabilities.

Assessments and EHCP enquiries

To request an assessment: please email, call or write to one of the SEN area teams below.

If your child has been assessed already: if you don't know who your named caseworker is, please call any of the SEN area teams, and they will check for you.

Contact SEND

East Kent (Canterbury, Thanet and Swale)

Email: SENEast@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 421160 or 03000 418708
Address: Brook House, Reeves Way, John Wilson Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS

South Kent (Ashford, Dover and Shepway)

Email: SENSouth@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 420889 or 03000 415098
Address: Kroner Park, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8XU

West Kent (Maidstone, Tunbridge Well, Tonbridge and Malling)

Email: Senwest@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 420997 or 03000 414693
Address: Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent,  ME19 4AE

North Kent (Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks)

Email: SENNorth@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 419345 or 03000 418163
Address: Joynes House, New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AT

Specialist teaching and learning services

Find out about specialist teaching and learning services and how to get in touch with them.

If your SEN officer or SEN area team cannot answer your transport question, you can contact us as below.

General SEND transport enquiries (eligibility and applications)

Email homeschooltransport@kent.gov.uk or call 0300 41 21 21 for anything to do with:

Journey, operator or driver issues

Email clienttransport@kent.go.uk or call 03000 41 49 36 if there are problems during your child's journey, a vehicle is late or you have problems with the driver or company running the service.

Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK)

Information, Advice and Support Kent can help you with everything to do with special educational needs and disabilities.

It offers confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their parents.

Kent Parent Carer Forum

The Kent Parent Carer Forum is a network of parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities.

Help with assessments and plans

Beams can help you with education, health and care assessments and plans. All enquiries are answered by a trained Independent Supporter.

IASK can also help with assessments and plans.

Family Advice Service

Information and advice about services for disabled children and their families.

Complaints about a school or college's SEND support

If you are unhappy with how your child's school or college is meeting your child's needs, you should speak to your school first and then your named case worker if you have one.

If you are still unhappy, follow our schools complaints procedure.

Complaints about SEND services

If you are unhappy about any of the services that we provide, speak to the person you have been dealing with or your named case worker if you have one.

If you are still unhappy, follow our children's social services complaints procedure.