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On this page you can view factsheets realting to Special Educational Needs and Disabilites (SEND). 

Please see the list of useful documents on the right of this page to view the factsheets.

The Southend Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice & Support Service (SENDIASS) is a statutory service which is ‘arms-length’ from the local authority.

We provide a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and or a disability. (SEND)

The SENDIAS Service aims to encourage partnership between parents, carers and young people with their school, local authority, social care, health and other agencies. Our intention is to provide information to enable you to make your own informed choices. 

SENDIASS also provides direct support to children and young people up to 25 years of age. We can work directly with the child or young person, or work with them and their parent or carer.  

What support do we offer?

We offer accurate, up to date and impartial resources and information about the law on special educational needs and disability. 

This covers: 

  • Education, Health and Social Care
  • National and Local Policy
  • The Local Offer
  • Yours and your child's rights and choices
  • Opportunities to participate in decisions regarding your, or your child’s education
  • Where you can find help and advice
  • How you can access support

We may provide information in many ways, including publications, at training events or conferences. 

Please click on the links below to access additional SEND resources:-

SENDIASS - SEND Letter Templates

SENDIASS - Case Studies

SENDIASS - Videos & Animations

SENDIASS - Training Events & Workshops

If you would like any further advice or support regarding special educational needs and or disabilities, please do not hesitate to contact the Service.

Contact Detail:-

01702 215499 or 01702 534793.

We endeavor to return calls within 48 hours.

Alternatively, you may wish to call CONTACT the National Freephone SEND Helpline on 0808 808 3555.

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