Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)

How we can help

The special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service (SENDIASS) is a specialist service that can help and guide you in all aspects of special educational needs.

We provide:

  • General advice and information to children, young people, parents and carers
  • Impartial and factual support on all aspects of the SEN framework
  • Help with the planning and the assessment process of an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

We have a new website that covers the above and much more, please visit

Related documents

Introduction to the Information Advice and Support Service

How must information, and support services be run to meet the minimum standards

What must information, advice and support services do for children and young people with SEND, and their families, to meet the minimum standards?

Education, health and care plans

IPSEA  Independent Parental Special Education Advice website  

The Council for Disabled Children have some

examples of good practice

Click this link for a copy of the code of practice

Related documents

What is an Education Health and Care Plan?

What is an Annual Review?

What is Person Centred Planning?

Contact us

Telephone: 0191 643 8317 | (0191) 643 8313