THE search for Somerset’s unsung heroes is underway by Somerset County Council. 

Whether it be somebody who should be celebrated for their work with children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, or maybe a child or young person who has inspired you in the way they have overcome challenges, the council’s SEND Participation Team want to hear from you.

This year, the SEND Participation Team are working alongside the Somerset Parent Carer Forum where they are looking for success stories, primarily involving young people, children and those working with them.

There are nine categories, including Child of the Year, Young Person of the Year, Innovative Working and Team of the Year.

Frances Nicholson from Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “So many people quietly get on with amazing work for others, or equally quietly deal with and overcome great challenges.”

“Now is a time when they can be recognised, so they need no longer be 'unsung'."

The successful nominations will be celebrated at a major event in October showcasing the heroes of the area organised by young people and parent carers.

The closing date for nominations is 27 July and you can get a nomination form by emailing