About us

What does the SENDIAS Service do?

At West Sussex SENDIAS, we provide impartial information, advice and support to children and young people who have SEND (special educational needs and/ or disabilities) for those aged 0-25 and their parent carers. Every SENDIAS follows the national minimum standards for this type of service.

The video to the right is produced by the ‘Council for Disabled Children’ and gives more information on what to expect from a SENDIAS service.

What do we mean by ‘impartial’?, ‘Confidential’? or being ‘at arms length from the LA’?

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We can help children and young people (CYP) think through their views, wishes and aspirations

The SENDIAS Steering Group ensures we meet the national minimum standards for a SENDIAS

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Find out what support and training we offer schools. Also, how we encourage schools to demonstrate good practice in engaging with parent carers of children with SEND

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Find out about our Volunteer Supporter Scheme and how you might be able to help support parent carers who have children with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities