Gloucestershire SENDIASS

Gloucestershire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS, formerly Parent Partnership Service)

Gloucestershire SENDIASS

Gloucestershire SENDIASS is the Information, Advice and Support Service for parents in Gloucestershire, whose children or young people have special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities. We help with matters relating to those SEN or disabilities, including matters relating to health and social care. This support can include:

1. Answering questions on a range of issues including bullying at school, support for your child, reasonable adjustments the school could make and many other issues

2. Individual casework and representation for those that need it including:
a. Support attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews, and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person
b. Signposting to other services relating to preparing for adulthood, housing support, careers advice and employment support

3. Help when things go wrong including:
a. Arranging or attending early disagreement resolution meetings
b. Managing mediation, appeals to first tier tribunal, exclusions and complaints on matters related to SEN and disability
c. Raising awareness of the LA’s services for resolving disagreements and for mediation and on the routes of appeal and complaint on matters related to SEN and disability.

The service is impartial, confidential and free. It works closely with our Carers Advisers and Gloucestershire Parent Carer Network.

Call 0800 158 3603 or email