SENDIASS Southend are the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for families in Southend-on-Sea.
The SENDIASS Service are trained by IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice) through the National IASS network. Each of our team members complete 90 hours of accredited legal training.
We provide information and advice about:
- the local authority’s policies and procedures
- the policy and practice in local schools and other settings
The service is for any parent or carer of a child with SEND.
Parents, carers and young people can contact the service themselves.
We provide access to information that is:
- based in legislation
This will help you take part in decisions about your/their lives.
More information is available in the downloads below.
We aim to help you to feel confident to have your say and feel heard. We are not an advocacy service- we do not speak on your behalf. We do not favor either side. We do not have influence over the outcome of any meetings.
You may find the answer to some of your questions by:
- looking through the information here on our web pages
- via our social media platform
- our leaflets and factsheets available for download
If you can't find the answers to your questions, you can get in touch by phone or email.
You choose which works best for you.