Central Bedfordshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service | Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

About the Central Bedfordshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

This is a statutory service, working at arm’s length from us, which offers a free confidential support service for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

What the service does

It offers a range of services:

  • free, confidential and impartial information relating to your child’s special educational needs
  • drop-in sessions for parents and carers about the services available in Bedfordshire
  • sends regular newsletters to provide help and advice
  • trained independent volunteers that may be able to support at a meeting with either the school or us
  • provides information regarding parents’ rights and responsibilities, and who you can talk to about your child

How does it do this?

It does this by:

  • inviting you to one of its information sessions for parents and carers if you or your school has asked for a statutory assessment
  • providing support for parents / carers in meetings with schools and us
  • providing advice about how to get your child’s special educational needs assessed
  • offering a telephone helpline
  • providing a range of leaflets on different aspects of special educational needs
  • providing contact details of voluntary organisations and support groups
  • helping with filling in forms and writing letters
  • helping with reading through and understanding reports

Contact SENDIASS

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Email: sendiass@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
WebVisit SENDIASS' website
Telephone: 0300 300 8088 – 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
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