SENDIASS offers impartial information, advice and support to:
Their independently trained staff can help explain Special Educational Needs, Disability or exclusion processes and procedures in straight forward language, so you know what to expect and what part you can play in your/your child’s education.
They provide accurate, unbiased information to build your confidence and help you make informed decisions.
The service is commissioned by Coventry Local Authority but works at an “arms-length”.
This means that children, young people and their parents can feel confident that the information they receive from the SEND IASS is based on national guideline and not local policy.
They aim to:
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, then there’s a good chance that they can help you. They won’t make decisions for you – they will talk through the options available, the possible outcomes and help you make an informed decision.
There is a range of information available on their website, including downloadable leaflets which can also be translated using the “Browsealoud” tool.
Thye also have a separate website for children and young people with SEND – “The CHYP Shop” – which has a range of opportunities for young people to get involved.