You can get information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The service is free, impartial, and confidential. It can help you to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to your own situation.
We can provide information around the following areas in relation to SEND:
We can also support to families in:
Young people aged 16-25 can access the service independently from their parents.
We may offer one to one support by telephone, email or meetings depending on your circumstances.
To access the service please fill in our referral form and one of our officers will contact you within 7 working days.
For general information about SEND or to find out if the service can help you contact:
Tel: 0300 123 6706
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
The IAS Team was previously the SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) and the Child and Family Support Team. You may also have heard of the Parent Partnership Service which SENDIASS replaced in 2014.
Barnardo’s Independent Support - extra help for children and young people, parents and carers while they are going through an EHC assessment or the process of developing an EHC plan.
The Children’s Society in Lancashire - advocacy for young people who are approaching 18 years and undergoing an assessment to access support from adult services. You can ask your social worker or carer or contact the service on: