Information, Advice & Support

Cheltenham & Gloucester

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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