Coronavirus (COVID-19): information, advice and frequently asked questions

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

Page Updated 22nd July 2020

*SEND = special educational needs and/or disabilities


SENDIAS offer accurate, up to date and impartial information about the law on special educational needs and disabilities. They provide information in many ways, including through their website, a written blog and printed resources.

Watch the video to find out more about how SENDIAS can help you.

Advice and support can be offered on the telephone (0330 222 8555), and by email: [email protected]
Please do let them know if you have additional needs and need extra support to access or understand the information.

If needed, support can also 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.

The SENDIAS service are currently trialling bookable face to face sessions around the county. For the latest venues and dates please see their events page on the SENDIAS website. On this page, you will be able to click the link to book an appointment through Eventbrite.

If you are interested in volunteering for the SENDIAS then visit their Volunteer for us page on the SENDIAS website .