SIASS provides free impartial, confidential and accurate information, advice and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents / carers.

Children and Young People

Information about and for Children and YP

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Advice and Information

Information on key SEN topics including EHC Plans & Assessments

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Further Resources

Information on local and national organisations, law & guidance, complaints pathways & template letters

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How we can help you

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SEND IASS provides free impartial, confidential and accurate information, advice and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents/ carers on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.

Our practitioners are able to support, inform and advise on the basis of legal training and a detailed knowledge of education.

Support provided includes, information, advice and support on;
The Law on SEN, Disability, Health and Social Care,
Education, Health and Care Assessments and Plans,
Resolving Disagreements, Formal Mediation and Tribunals,
Signposting to National and Local sources of information, Advice and Support
And support to express your views, wishes and feelings;

Our aim is to ensure that your voice is heard and that you are actively involved in any decisions. We do not tell you what to do or make decisions on your behalf. SIASS adheres to the IAS National Minimum Standards.