Slough Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Advice and Support Service
Parents/Carers have been supported by information, advice and support provided by SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) (formerly Parent Partnership) for many years. Our Information, Advice and Support Service offers free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.
We have a role in ensuring parents and young peoples' views are heard, understood and respected. We aim to increase parents' confidence in being able to make informed choices and decisions. Support provided will vary depending on each individual, for example:
- how special educational needs are identified and assessed.
- Who parents/carers and young people should talk to
- inform parents/carers and young people of their rights and schools' responsibilities.
The SEND Information Advice and Support Service has extended and is enhanced to offer information about health and social care provision, support for parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 and individual support to young people themselves who live in the Slough Borough.
Further information and guidance is available in the Downloads section.
The SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) welcomes your views on the service you have received and invite you share your feedback here.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Martin's Place
51, Bath Road
- SL1 3UF
- Self Referral
- Other notes
If you have concerns about special educational needs or disability (SEND) we can provide:
- Free, impartial, confidential information advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEN or Disability.Toggle Full Screen Mode
- Free, impartial, confidential information, advice and support for young people with SEN or Disability in education aged 16-25.
- We offer support from birth to 25 - Early Years ; 0-4 - Primary: 4-11 - Secondary: 11-16 - Post 16-25
- We Offer: Helpline support- open between 9:00am -17:00pm
- Email Support
- Meetings in locations to suit Parents, children and young people's needs. Independent Parental Supporters (IPS) support at meetings(see below)
- Independent Support (IS) for parents and young people who are going through the EHC needs assessment
- Help in understanding professional reports
- Support with transition at each educational stage
- Support communication with professionals e.g. writing letters, emails, emails and telephone calls.
- Support to achieve positive outcomes at meetings and reviews about your child.
- Help in understanding professional reports.
- Guidance on Statement of SEN or Disability and education health and Care Plans (EHCP's) Dispute and disagreement resolution at all stages with schools and the Local Authority Advice on systems, procedures and processes related to SEN Support with SEND Tribunals Support and advice with post 16 options Information on Health and Social Care policies and procedures.
- Workshops and sessions at children and family centre on topic related to SEN or a Disability Signposting to other support services.
- Website (limited information available) Information leaflets (limited information available) Independent Parental Supporters (IPS) An Independent Parental Support (IPS) is a volunteer who has completed training provided by the SEND Advice & Support Service. An IPS can accompany parents/carers to meetings with professionals e.g. school or Local Authority to support mediation. An IPS can also meet with parents/carers to talk through any difficulties at:
(1) St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, SL1 3UF
(1) Any of the 10 Children's Centres across the Borough.
NB: The IPS support is subject to an IPS being available when requested
- Contact Name
- SEND Information Advice and Support Service
- Contact Telephone
- 01753 787693
- Contact Email
Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Council for Disabled Children
SEN Code of Practice 0-25
Children and Families Act 2014
Contact a Family
Equality Act 2010, Education, Part 6
- Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Extended Local Offer Response
- Last Updated
This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations