North Lincolnshire SENDIASS

SENDIASS stands for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service.

We provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents, carers, children and young people in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and related health and social care matters.

We aim to empower children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers to be actively involved in decisions and processes that effect the child or young person’s education and development. This includes:

  • Early Years
  • SEN Support
  • The Local Offer
  • Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
  • Annual Reviews
  • Transition planning and education after 16 years
  • SEN Appeals
  • Personal Budgets

We provide:

  • Advocacy support to help children and their parents or young people to represent their views
  • Information and advice to support the understanding of SEND legislation and processes, including mediation and appeals to the SEN and Disability Tribunal
  • Advice on how open up positive dialogue between parents, carers, young people, schools, local authority (LA), health and voluntary bodies in respect of SEND issues
  • Support to resolve disagreements between parents, carers, young people, schools, local authority (LA), health and voluntary bodies in respect of SEND
  • A range of information resources and training
  • A role in informing local policy and practice

The video below provides more information about what you can expect from SENDIASS