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Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Formerly Parent Partnership

About Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS

SEND IASS services provide free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers. SEND IASS is a statutory service, which mean there has to be one in every local authority. 

SEND IASS were previously known as Parent Partnership. The name changed when the range of services SEND IASS provide expanded to include children and young people from 0-25. SEND IASS also covers other issues related to special educational needs/disability (SEND) such as health and social care issues. 

Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS is a combined service for residents of Liverpool and Knowsley and is delivered by WIRED. WIRED has an excellent record of providing high quality services for children, young people, parents and carers in Wirral, Warrington and other areas. 

Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS offer:

·         Telephone and Email Service

·         Information, Advice and Support for parents/carers, and young people with SEND.

·         Written information about Special Educational Needs (SEN)

·         Information sessions for parents and carers

·         Information, Advice and Support relating to School Admissions & Appeals, Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP), Tribunals, Disability Discrimination, SEN Support, Transport, Exclusions and Post-16. 

 

How does the Service work?

• Any child or young person with special educational needs or a disability or their parent or carer who needs help regarding their own or their child’s education and related health and social care issues can contact us. We accept referrals from any source, but will only become involved if you, the child, young person or parent, want our help.

• We offer support over the telephone, by email and through appointments at the office. If you contact us by telephone please leave a message clearly stating your name, number and a brief description of your concern. A member of staff will contact you within five working days to discuss your circumstances. 

• In certain circumstances we may be able to offer a home visit.

What do we do to help?

• We provide full, accurate information on your rights, roles and responsibilities within the SEN process. We can explain how support for SEN is organised and help you to find your way through the systems.

• We give you information about the range of options available to you so that you can contribute to the decisions made about your child’s education.

• We have links with parents’ groups and voluntary organisations as well as other services, so we can point you towards other sources of help and support. We also have links with forums that services use to consult parents when planning to change or develop the services they offer.

• We work to the national standards set out for Information, Advice and Support Services in the SEND Code of Practice (2015).

 

Useful Links

Independent Parental Special Education Advice

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Advisory Centre for Education

http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/advice-about-education-for-parents?7184e656-42db-4a2d-8590-d55ecafeb945&show=true

Contact a Family

 

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

Who to contact

Telephone
0800 0129066 Option 1 Liverpool residents/Option 2 Knowsley residents
E-mail
liverpoolandknowsleysend@wired.me.uk
Website
www.liverpoolandknowsleysend.com/

Where to go

Name
Fairclough Centre
Address
193
Liverpool Road
Postcode
L36 3RD
Notes

By Appointment Only

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

About Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS

SEND IASS services provide free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers. SEND IASS is a statutory service, which mean there has to be one in every local authority. 

SEND IASS were previously known as Parent Partnership. The name changed when the range of services SEND IASS provide expanded to include children and young people from 0-25. SEND IASS also covers other issues related to special educational needs/disability (SEND) such as health and social care issues. 

Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS is a combined service for residents of Liverpool and Knowsley and is delivered by WIRED. WIRED has an excellent record of providing high quality services for children, young people, parents and carers in Wirral, Warrington and other areas. 

Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS offer:

·         Telephone and Email Service

·         Information, Advice and Support for parents/carers, and young people with SEND.

·         Written information about Special Educational Needs (SEN)

·         Information sessions for parents and carers

·         Information, Advice and Support relating to School Admissions & Appeals, Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP), Tribunals, Disability Discrimination, SEN Support, Transport, Exclusions and Post-16. 

 

How does the Service work?

• Any child or young person with special educational needs or a disability or their parent or carer who needs help regarding their own or their child’s education and related health and social care issues can contact us. We accept referrals from any source, but will only become involved if you, the child, young person or parent, want our help.

• We offer support over the telephone, by email and through appointments at the office. If you contact us by telephone please leave a message clearly stating your name, number and a brief description of your concern. A member of staff will contact you within five working days to discuss your circumstances. 

• In certain circumstances we may be able to offer a home visit.

What do we do to help?

• We provide full, accurate information on your rights, roles and responsibilities within the SEN process. We can explain how support for SEN is organised and help you to find your way through the systems.

• We give you information about the range of options available to you so that you can contribute to the decisions made about your child’s education.

• We have links with parents’ groups and voluntary organisations as well as other services, so we can point you towards other sources of help and support. We also have links with forums that services use to consult parents when planning to change or develop the services they offer.

• We work to the national standards set out for Information, Advice and Support Services in the SEND Code of Practice (2015).

 

Useful Links

Independent Parental Special Education Advice

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Advisory Centre for Education

http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/advice-about-education-for-parents?7184e656-42db-4a2d-8590-d55ecafeb945&show=true

Contact a Family

 

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

Contact Telephone
0800 0129066 Option 1 Liverpool residents/Option 2 Knowsley residents
Contact Email
liverpoolandknowsleysend@wired.me.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
Low
High
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Targeted
Universal