West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS)

*SEND = special educational needs and/or disabilities


SENDIAS offer accurate, up to date and impartial resources and information about the law on special educational needs and disability. They provide information in many ways, including through their website, publications, training events and conferences. Sometimes information alone is not enough. You may want help to gather information, make sense of it and apply it to your own situation. The SENDIAS Service can offer this advice and support on the telephone, by email, face to face and through work with groups or in training. They can also offer more intensive support if you need it, and are currently trialing bookable face to face sessions around the county. Their support can include helping with letters, attending meetings with you or supporting you in discussions with the local authority, school or other setting. This support may be offered by way of a SENDIAS volunteer. The service will also do their best to tell you about, or put you in touch with, other groups or organisations that can help.

To find out more about how SENDIAS can help you, please watch the video below:

To find out more about the West Sussex SENDIAS, and to sign up to their blog, please click here for the SENDIAS website