Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service
About Us and Our Services
The introduction of the 2014 Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice states that all Local Authorities must provide parents, carers, children and young people with access to a SEND Information, Advice and Support Service.
These pages aim to provide you with information about our service, how we can support families and how to contact us. You will be able to find out about Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND), Non-curriculum Issues and Elective Home Education. We also have information on local and national support groups and current courses and events.
SEND Information, Advice and Support Service is at 'arm's length' from Worcestershire's Local Authority and we are able to give impartial and neutral advice. We support parents/carers of children with SEND, children and young people themselves and provide many services to facilitate this support.
Note: Please be aware that the Core Assets Independent Support Programme will be closing on the 31 July 2018. Independent Support was always intended to be a time limited resource, supporting the transition from statements to EHCPs. From August 2018 onwards, parents, children and young people will continue to be able to access information, advice and support on statutory assessment and annual reviews from your local SENDIASS.