The Rainbow Resource is Bath and North East Somerset's searchable local offer, where you will find information about local services, activities and support for families with a child or young person with additional needs, a special educational need or disability. There is also an events calendar detailing activities and groups in the local area. On the site you will also be able to search for support relevant to each age category and area of need.
The Rainbow Resource Scheme is available for children and young people aged between 0-25 years with additional needs, a special educational need or disability (SEND) and who are resident in Bath & North East Somerset. By registering your child or young person's details you will receive a wallet sized card which may entitle you to reduced or free admission to some leisure venues and attractions. You can find out more about the Rainbow Resource scheme and a list of venues accepting the card by clicking here.
The Rainbow Resource Scheme database holds basic information about your child or young person including name, contact details, age and diagnosis. This information is held securely by Bath & North East Somerset Council and can only be accessed by authorised staff and complies with General Data Protection Regulation. Inclusion on the list is voluntary, and by registering your child's details they will be included on Bath and North East Somerset's Disabled Children's Register, which each Local Authority is required to hold in accordance with the Childrens Act 1989. The Disabled Children's Register helps the Local Authority and local Health organisations to understand about the number of young people living with a SEND or Disability in Bath and North East Somerset, and the level of need they have.
Your local Children’s Centre also runs parent support groups and play sessions so you and your child can play, learn and develop together. They also have outreach workers who can work with you and your child to access appointments and within your home to support your child’s health, wellbeing and development. See your local Children’s Centre page for more details.
You may also find it useful to look at the Special Educational Needs information.