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
- 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?
- Telephone: 01302 736920
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoncasterSENDIAS
- Online referral
- The young person’s guide to the Children and Families Act 2014.
- Guide for young people on how to resolve special education needs and disability (SEND) disagreements.
- The SEND Code of Practice -explains statutory guidance that must be followed by law unless there’s a good reason not to It explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs under part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
- The ''Get Your Rights' website explains your rights when making decision and choices about your healthcare. It has many videos of young people talking about their experiences and great information on how to use the NHS and take control of the decisions that affect you.
- The MENCAP guide to rights for parents and young people explains out what rights young people and parents have under the new reforms in the Special Educational Needs system.
- Disability Matters: This is a set of learning modules that cover everything from decision-making and growing up to family and friends
- The mental Capacity Act 2002 and supported decision making.
- Doncaster Local Offer
- Doncaster Local Offer - Preparing for Adulthood - Local Offer
- Preparing for adulthood has useful information for the next steps of young people life.
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Supported Decision Making
- Mental capacity - easy read