SEND IAS Services must be available in every local authority and are a statutory service which supports:
- Parents and Carers of Children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Young people with Special Educational needs and disabilities aged 16+
Impartial information, advice and support is covered in chapter 2 of the SEND Code of Practice which can be accessed via the link below. Chapter 2 covers the local authorities duties to provide impartial information, advice and support services for children, young people and parents which cover Special Educational Needs, Disability , Health and Social Care.
Oldham Local Authority have made this provision through POINT Services who operate the SEND IAS Service independently of the local authority.
To find out more click the link below to access chapter 2 of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25