SENDiass4BCP is an impartial, confidential, “arm’s-length” service for children and young people (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers.

We provide information, advice, and support with relation to education, social, and healthcare matters.

Our aim is to promote independence and self-advocacy to enable children, young people, and their parent/carers to engage in discussions and decisions about support and provision as fully as possible.

Although we are funded by the local authority, we work as an “arm’s length” service which means that we operate separately from the services which have responsibility for making provision for children, young people and their families.

SENDiass4BCP is a statutory service, which means that every local authority must have an IAS service – this is outlined in chapter 2.19 of the SEND Code of Practice (2015). Our service is shaped by minimum service standards.

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send code 0f practice 2015

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National Minimum Standards

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national minimum standards – easy read

Children young people, and parents/carers can refer to SENDiass4BCP as many times as they wish.

We will continue to work alongside you with the aim of increasing knowledge, skills, and confidence.

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