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SEND - Advice and Support

The Information, Advice and Support Service

“Impartial and confidential information, advice and support on matters relating to a child or young person's special educational needs or disability from birth to 25 years”

Each local authority must provide for children and young people with SEND (and their parents and carers), access to impartial and confidential information, advice and support on matters relating to their SEN or disabilities.  In Wolverhampton, this is done through the Wolverhampton Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS).

The IASS offers information, advice and support about:

  • Education, health and social care matters and relevant law
  • Education, Health and Care plans
  • Support available in schools, early years and post 16 settings
  • Funding arrangements
  • How needs are identified and met
  • Disagreements and moving forward
  • The Local Offer

The team can offer individual support which may include:

  • Support at and preparing for meetings
  • Help to understand processes and procedures
  • Help to participate in discussions and decision making
  • Liaising with services and organisations
  • Looking at positive outcomes

Other support available through the IASS includes:

  • Independent Supporters to help navigate the Education, Health and Care needs assessment process
  • A termly magazine
  • A weekly e-bulletin
  • Information events and workshops
  • Information resources
  • Other sources of advice and support

Please visit the independent website: http://www.wolvesiass.org/

Call 01902 556945 or email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk

 

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