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Special Educational Needs
and Disability,
Information, Advice and Support

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Blackpool SENDIASS can help you

Blackpool SENDIASS Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice Support Service (IASS) exists to help parents and carers of children who have, or may have, special educational needs and/or disabilities; and children and young people themselves, in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision.

Our support services are tailored to your individual needs and are both personal and confidential.

We can offer you:

  • Independent information about Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND).
  • Advice about working with those involved with you, your child or young person.
  • Information about local support networks.
  • Support to arrange Mediation and Disagreement Resolution.
  • Support with SEND Tribunal claims.
  • Opportunities to improve and shape services through our SEND IAS Steering Group.

Support is available by phone, email, website and face to face meetings and our role is to enable children, young people and their families to support themselves.

Our service is free of charge and independent of Blackpool Council and other partners. This means that we can provide impartial information, advice and support, which will focus on the needs of the child or young person.

Our partners

We work closely with partners including Blackpool council, nurseries, schools, colleges, social services, health organisations and the voluntary sector.

We are part of the National Information Advice and Support Service Network (IASSN) which operates throughout the UK.

Find out more

You can find out more about our role
SEND Code of Practice 0-25
SENDIASS minimum standards