SEND information, advice and support

Barnet Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), previously called ‘parent partnership’.

Parents and carers of children and young people up to 25-years-old with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability can get free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support.

  • the opportunity for you to talk things through and voice your concerns
  • information and advice about Barnet’s Local Offer
  • support when writing letters to a school or local authority
  • information from trained staff about the law on SEN and disability, health and social care
  • help with education, health and care plan needs assessment and processes
  • advice on issues around school placement
  • support at meetings (with appropriate notice)
  • information on who to contact if you’re not happy with a decision that has been made
  • advice on exclusions
  • information about other organisations that might be helpful to you
  • information booklets on a range of topics

Barnet’s SENDIASS provide:

  • drop-ins for parents at schools and children’s centres
  • talks to groups and organisations
  • advice on starting parent support groups in schools
  • an annual conference with informative workshops for parents about SEN issues

For our most common questions, please view our Frequently Asked Questions

The above information was obtained from SENDIASS’ page from London Borough of Barnet, click here to take you to their page.

To locate or found out about your local SEND Information and Advice Service, google or search in your local borough or council’s website.




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