Information for young people with SEND.

Who are SENDIAS?

SENDIAS is a Information, Advice and Support Services - we are sometimes called IAS Services for short. We work with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. We also support parents and carers. All local SENDIAS services have minimum standards they have to follow.

How can we help?

We give information, advice and support about having a disability or special educational needs. We can also:

  • Listen to you if you are worried.
  • Find information to help you make decisions.
  • Explain your rights and the law.
  • Help you think about what to do next.
  • Go with you to meetings, or support you preparing for them.
  • Help you read reports, letters and plans.
  • Tell you about other people or services who can help.
  • Help make sure your voice is heard in meeting and planning for your future 

We are:

  • Impartial - this means we are not on anyone’s side. We are not on the council’s side. We are not on your school’s side. We are not on your parents’ side. We are here to listen to you and give you the information you need to make your own choices. 
  • Confidential - this means that your meetings with us will be private and we we not tell anyone else what you said unless you ask us to. We will only talk to other people if we are worried about your safety or the safety of someone else you tell us about. 

How can I access the service?

Useful Information


Your rights


SENDIAS Homepage

Last updated: 01 September 2022 08:50:03

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