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Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service

How Blackpool SENDIASS can help you

Blackpool Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a statutory service. We offer free independent, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), and those with disabilities, and their parents or carers who have children and young people 0-25 years.

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 in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 and the minimum standards.

COVID-19 support

Due to current restrictions we are not able to offer, or provide support at, face to face meetings, however our service remains open. You can contact us on - 01253 477083 or by email -

Please read the letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families. 

Vicky Ford Letter [PDF 328KB]

The new government guidance on education, health and care needs assessments and plans: Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to corona virus (COVID 19) 

Other guidance

Important information from Contact

Covid-19 Support and guidance from Council for Disabled Children