Contact SEND teams and support services
Who to contact for support and services if your child has special educational needs or disabilities.
Known to our SEND service
If you are already known to our SEND service, you can contact your assessment officer using the details they have provided you directly.
Alternatively, if you are looking for additional support you can contact one of our SEND support services before contacting one of our district teams.
SEND district teams
- North Kent
Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks
- email: SENNorth@kent.gov.uk
- call: 03000 419 345
- address: Joynes House, New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AT
- East Kent
Canterbury, Thanet and Swale
- email: SENEast@kent.gov.uk
- call: 03000 421 160
- address: Brook House, Reeves Way, John Wilson Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS
- South Kent
Ashford, Dover and Folkestone and Hythe
- email: SENSouth@kent.gov.uk
- call: 03000 420 889
- address: Kroner Park, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8XU
Provision Evaluation Officers (PEO)
The Provision Evaluation Officers (PEO) work closely with schools to support, advise and monitor the support for children with SEND, whether they have an education, health and care (EHC) plan or are receiving SEND support with or without high needs funding.
If you have any concerns about the support in place at school or college for your child, you can contact them directly. Email email@example.com who will pass on your contact details to the relevant PEO.
SEND information hub feedback
If you could not find the information you were looking for on our SEND information hub and would like to leave feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our improvement team will contact you back.
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)
If your circumstances change, for example if your child changes school or address, please complete our change of details form.
Journey, operator or driver issues
Specialist teaching and learning services
Our specialist teachers are experienced teachers with a qualification in one or more areas of SEND. They work with the other professionals who are in contact with the child and their family to help that child or young person to achieve their learning goals.
Find out about specialist teaching and learning services and how to get in touch with them.
Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK)
Information, Advice and Support Kent offer confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents.
They can also help you with education, health and care assessments and plans. All enquiries are answered by trained staff.
Parent carer forums
The National Network for Parent Carer Forums network of parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities.
Kent Parents and Carers Together (Kent PACT)
Kent PACT is a parent carer forum set up for parents of children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs.
Short breaks can give you a break from caring for your disabled child or young person. Find your nearest.
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 complaints procedure.
If your child does not get a needs assessment or EHC plan
If you don't agree with a decision we've made, find out who to speak to and how to pursue meditation and your right to appeal.
Complaints about a health service
When using services provided by the NHS you should know your rights.
Every person receiving treatment should have the final say over the decisions that are affecting their health.
If you are not happy with the health services that you have been provided, visit our health rights page for more information on who to contact.