Help and advice for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities

The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service is impartial, confidential, accessible and free, and can help with a range of subjects, including:

  • Assessment processes for education, health and care plans
  • Information about the support available in nurseries schools and colleges
  • Social care and health issues that relate to education
  • Individual casework and support in preparing for and attending meeting
  • Advice and representation through appeals and complaints processes, if appropriate.

SENDIASS works at arms-length from the Council and is available to:

  • Parents/carers of children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities
  • Young people (over the age of 16) with special educational needs or disabilities.