Are you disabled or do you have special education needs?
If you are a child or young person under the age of 25 and living on the Isle of Wight then the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) might be able to help you to get the support you need.
What is SENDIASS?
SEND Information, Advice and Support Services are sometimes called IAS Services or IASS. There are IAS Services all over England. Every local authority has one.
Who are they for?
IAS Services are for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They are also for the parents and carers of these children and young people.
Our service can offer you
Information, advice and support about things to do with being disabled or having special educational needs. We can help if you need information, advice or support on
- social care
- getting your views across;
- finding out what support is available for you and opportunities on the Isle of Wight.
If the IAS Service cannot help you with something, then they might be able to find another place that can help.
Our service is impartial. That means they will be unbiased and they will not tell you what to do. They will give you the information you need to make your own choices.
Our service is confidential. That means that your meetings will be private, unless someone is in danger of being hurt.
You can go there for free. You will not have to pay for these services. You can contact us on your own, or with your parent, or someone else. Your parent can contact SEND IASS on your behalf as well.
Phone us on 01983 825548
Text on 07837 094359
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW IASSN Children & Young People’s Website
The Information Advice and Support Service Network have developed a new website which aims to help disabled children and young people and those with SEN better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support across education, health and social care. The website also contains full contact details for IAS Services across England.
Get Your Rights
Our colleagues working on health have also developed a website aimed at Children and Young People – http://www.getyourrights.org/