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 through the National IASS network. Each of our team members complete 90 hours of accredited legal training, so that we can give you information based in legislation rather than local policy.
We provide unbiased information and advice about the local authority’s policies and procedures and about the policy and practice in local schools and other settings.
By being impartial we aim to help parents, children and young people to have clear, accurate and relevant information that will help them take part in decisions about their lives. To read more please open the document linked below titled "What do we mean by Impartial, Advice and Support".
You may find the answer to some of your questions by looking through the information on our web pages and via social media channels. We have some downloadable leaflets and factsheets.
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.