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Dorset Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS offers impartial information and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs (SEN).

We are a free, impartial and confidential service who provide information, advice and support to:

  • children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN) and/or a disability
  • parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and/or a disability

We work with:

  • the Local Council
  • education and training providers
  • the Voluntary sector
  • other agencies

We aim for parents and carers, children and young people to play an informed part in:

  • planning provision
  • agreeing outcomes to meet SEN

What support can we provide?

SENDIASS Officers are trained in SEN. They will help you:

  • to express your views for your assessment or for meetings
  • if there's a disagreement
  • find other support
  • by listening to your concerns and talking about your choices/options

Contact us

For more information, contact the SENDIASS Team.

Speak to the SENDIASS officer for:

Resources and support services

See resources and other services for more support.

Dorset's Local Offer

Find out about Dorset's Local Offer for children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities which includes:

  • what to do if you have a concern about a child or young person
  • support information about education, childcare, money, transport, activities, health and teenager to adulthood support
  • ability to give feedback on any part of Dorset's Local Offer
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