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Independent Support Service (IS) ENDED 31st July 2018

Independent Support Programme has ended 

As part of the SEND reforms of 2014, the government launched the Independent Support (IS) programme. This programme provided young people and parents with access to support during the transfer of the young person’s Statement of Special Educational Needs, (SEN) to an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). In Southend the IS programme was delivered jointly by the charity SCOPE and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).

IS was a time limited programme originally planned to run for two years, but with extensions it ran for four years while all statements were transferred to EHCPs. This process was completed on 31st March 2018 and therefore the IS programme ended on 31st July 2018.

Frequently asked questions can be found on the Council for Disabled Children’s website

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-programme/iasp-faqs

Ongoing support will be provided by  Southend SENDIASS, who continue to offer impartial information, advice and support to parents and young people during the EHC process, as well as all other issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). They can be contacted by telephone 01702 215499, or by email iass@southend.gov.uk

Advice and information regarding EHC processes can be found on the IPSEA website

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/pages/category/education-health-and-care-plans

Information and support can be accessed through the CONTACT national helpline and website https://www.contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/

Information regarding Southend’s EHC processes can be found through the Local Offer

http://www.southendinfopoint.org

 

 

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Independent Support Programme has ended 

As part of the SEND reforms of 2014, the government launched the Independent Support (IS) programme. This programme provided young people and parents with access to support during the transfer of the young person’s Statement of Special Educational Needs, (SEN) to an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). In Southend the IS programme was delivered jointly by the charity SCOPE and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).

IS was a time limited programme originally planned to run for two years, but with extensions it ran for four years while all statements were transferred to EHCPs. This process was completed on 31st March 2018 and therefore the IS programme ended 31st July 2018.

Frequently asked questions can be found on the Council for Disabled Children’s website

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-programme/iasp-faqs

Ongoing support will be provided by Southend SENDIASS, who continue to offer impartial information, advice and support to parents and young people during the EHC process, as well as all other issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). They can be contacted by telephone 01702 215499, or by email iass@southend.gov.uk

Advice and information regarding EHC processes can be found on the IPSEA website

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/pages/category/education-health-and-care-plans

Information and support can be accessed through the CONTACT national helpline and website https://www.contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/

Information regarding Southend’s EHC processes can be found through the Local Offer

http://www.southendinfopoint.org

 

 

 

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Local Offer Age Bands
Parents / Carers and Families
Young Adults SEND (18-25 years)
Young people (16-18 years)
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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16/12/2014
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My Saviour!

By Claire Cude on 04/08/2017

Scope (Maria in particular) has been amazing and as a family we wouldnt have been able to get throught the EHCP application process without her. Her advice, knowledge and professionalism has been a credit to SCOPE. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts!  
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