You may have heard recently that appeals to the SEND Tribunal are being severely delayed due to the increased number being received. At the time of writing this (Nov 2022), Face to Face Hearings are taking up to 50 weeks to be held, with no sign of this changing for the foreseeable future. It is … Continue reading Delays to Appeal Hearings – what can I do?
If your young person has taken GCSEs this year you will be aware that results are available tomorrow (25th August). They may already have a plan and know what is happening come Sept, but for some, their results may not be as expected. This blog explores the different options available. Does a young person have … Continue reading GCSE results – what now?
We are pleased to be able to share our new, recently published SENDIAS Annual Report with you. This report will show how we are starting to adjust to the continued increase in demand to the service and ensure that we can find different ways to offer quality information and advice to empower parent carers, giving … Continue reading SENDIAS Annual Report 2021-22
We are excited to announce that we have added some new guide pages to our website. These guides build on our existing leaflets to provide more in depth information and advice on various SEN & EHC Plan related topics as well as new ones that we have not previously covered. When you call or email … Continue reading New Website Pages
Calling all parent / carers, children and young people and practitioners… West Sussex County Council in participation with the West Sussex Parent Carer Forum will be hosting the first ever SEND Awareness Event. They would love to hear your views on what the event should be based on or if there are any themes you … Continue reading SEND AWARENESS EVENT 2022
Continuing through the pandemic, 2021 was a challenging one for us all. Therefore, we particularly wanted to thank all who took the time to send us feedback on how we have helped you in your given situation. Your positive feedback really gives the team a lift, and it is a powerful way for other parent … Continue reading Service Feedback
The West Sussex SENDIAS Annual Report 2020-21 is here! In this year’s edition you will find out about the objectives we have achieved as a result of service user feedback and Steering Group input, our new service branding, the growing demand on the service and how we are trying to adapt to this, to name … Continue reading West Sussex SENDIAS Annual Report
Although the Coronavirus Pandemic has put pressures on many charities over the past year, if you are a family or individual in need of equipment or services, there are still grants and funding to be found (although the criteria for accessing these may now be a little more restrictive). This is by no means an … Continue reading Grants / funding for SEND related equipment or services (for families & individuals)
If you are a parent of a child in education, then you don’t need anyone stating how difficult this past year has been. After nearly a year of lockdowns and changes in the way your child or young person (‘child’ for rest of the blog) is being taught, you will be more than aware of … Continue reading Top Tips for sharing concerns with your child’s school
Happy New Year from the SENDIAS team! Here we are in 2021 and I'm sure you will join us in hoping that this year will be better than the one just gone - for many reasons, and for many people. Last year seemed to be crammed full of information - about all different subjects, not … Continue reading ‘Top Tips’ series for 2021