SENDIASS provides confidential, impartial information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0 -25, and their parents/carers. They also support children, young people and their parents and carers to understand their rights about SEND and help them to share their views and wishes, and help families:
- feel confident to express their views and participate in discussions
- understand the law and rights in relation to SEND
- find positive ways to communicate with schools and the local authority
- find answers to questions about their or their child’s SEN, including choosing a school and the process of SEN support (assess/plan/do/review cycle).
- through the EHC needs assessment and plan processes including help with forms, reports or letters etc
- by providing information about options, to enable informed choices
- where there are disagreements with school, the local authority or a health provider, they can explore options and support with next steps, including with school exclusion hearings, complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) and with SEND tribunals.