Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years).
The type and range of support offered includes:
Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
Information on the local authority’s processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal
You can find more information about this service here.