We have provided information and advice on supporting a child or young person’s Special Educational Needs and / or disability.
You can click on the links below to view further details:
This is a step by step guide to what to expect in each section of an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
A factsheet for parents and carers on preparing your young adult to make decisions about their EHCP, learning and life choices
Information on the importance of young people taking part as fully as possible in decisions made about them
Information on requesting a Educational Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment
Factsheet providing information on what SEN support is available for a child or young person
Ideas and tips for questions that parents can ask when visiting a new school
Below are a number of useful contacts for parents and carers:
IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Call free on 0808 808 355 for parents and carers in any part of the UK with a disabled child aged from birth to 25 needing general help with benefits, grants, education, health and care needs
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
If you are wondering what a typical day is like for our SENDIASS Officers while they work from home during the lockdown then Samantha Booth has written a journal of her day.
The confidentiality policy sets out the way in which Calderdale and Kirklees Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) operates with respect to the confidentiality of its service users.
This Agreement specifies the requirements with which KIAS and Calderdale SENDIASS will work in the provision of their service to children, young people and parents/carers covering special educational needs and disability, health and social care.