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.
We offer accurate, up to date and impartial resources and information relating to the law on special educational needs and disabilities.
Helpline – you can contact West Sussex SENDIAS for information and advice.
Facebook page – we use this to promote up and coming events that may be of interest to our followers, sessions and events that we are delivering or attending, and when a new blog post, newsletter and leaflet has been published.
Blog – once a month as a minimum, we will publish information on what the law and national guidance says about a specific subject, relating it to those that have SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities). We will also use this as a way of communicating any new information or guidance that we think is important for those that want to increase their knowledge further than what we would publish in our leaflets.
We also support parent/carers who may need assistance to complete the school admissions form (they do not necessarily have to have children with SEN for this support)
For those most in need, we can help with writing letters, support you in discussions with the Local Authority or other professionals, and offer support at meetings that focus on the child/young person’s educational needs. We may also be able to find a volunteer to support you with these things.
We deliver training to parent carers and training and guidance for education professionals on communicating with parents.
When we are not able to help, we will do our best to tell you about, or put you in touch with, other groups or organisations that can help.