Cheltenham & Gloucester
0800 158 3603
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Gloucestershire
SENDIASS Gloucestershire provides information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
SENDIASS provides free, confidential, impartial advice and helps parents play an active and informed role in their child's education.
SENDIASS Advisers can:
*Provide information and advice on the telephone
*Meet you in person to discuss your concerns
*Help you to prepare for meetings, appeals and tribunals
*Support you to attend meetings
*Support you to prepare and attend transport, exclusion and admission appeal hearings
*Help to explain reports written by professionals
*Explain the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment process
*Provide a range of written literature
*Provide advice on matters such as SEN support, starting or changing schools, attendance, bullying, home to school transport, exclusions
*Help you to prepare for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunals
*With parents' permission liaise with schools and other agencies
*Signpost to other sources of help
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