SENDIASS Case Studies and Further Information
- SENDIASS case study – Refusal to Assess
- SENDIASS case study – young person with mental health needs
- SENDIASS case study – appeal advice for a SENCO and grandparent
- SENDIASS case study – school attendance anxiety
- SENDIASS case study – school exclusion
- SENDIASS case study – critical support during coronavirus crisis
Steering Group Invitation for chair and vice chair
SENDIASS would like to invite applications for a new chair and vice chair of the Steering group for the service, as these voluntary roles are both due for renewal. To find out more information and to apply, please read the document.
SENDIASS impartiality explained
SENDIASS are trained by IPSEA. Each team member completes legal training so that the information they give is based on legislation.
To be able to support and help you, they build relationships with staff from the local authority. Only SENDIASS staff have access to your information and would only talk to other professionals with your consent. What you talk to SENDIASS about is confidential.
They work at arms-length from the local authority. SENDIASS staff work from local authority buildings, but the information they hold cannot be seen by other local authority staff.
SENDIASS do not sit on any decision making panels within the local authority.
- Minimum standards for SEND Information, Advice and Support services
- Easy read version of minimum standards for SEND Information, Advice and Support services
- SENDIASS Confidentiality Policy
- SENDIASS Impartiality Policy
- SENDIASS leaflet
- Getyourrights.org – a website outlining young people’s rights when making decisions and choices about healthcare.
- National IASS Network
- Contact – national helpline and information for families with disabled children
- Families InFocus (Essex) – independent, parent-led charity providing a range of support to families of children with SEND across Essex
- Global Mediation – provides independent SEN mediation service for disagreements between parents and the local authority or a school
- Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)