Suffolk Local Offer


Advice and support for young people from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

SENDIASS provides confidential, impartial information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0 -25, and their parents/carers. They also support children, young people and their parents and carers to understand their rights about SEND and help them to share their views and wishes, and help families:

  • feel confident to express their views and participate in discussions
  • understand the law and rights in relation to SEND
  • find positive ways to communicate with schools and the local authority
  • find answers to questions about their or their child’s SEN, including choosing a school and the process of SEN support (assess/plan/do/review cycle).
  • through the EHC needs assessment and plan processes including help with forms, reports or letters etc
  • by providing information about options, to enable informed choices
  • where there are disagreements with school, the local authority or a health provider, they can explore options and support with next steps, including with school exclusion hearings, complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) and with SEND tribunals.