What is SENDIASS?

The Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. 

Services on offer from SENDIASS:

The services offered by SENDIASS include:

  • Helping to understand and exercise your rights around exclusions, complaints, SEND processes and SEND appeals.
  • Information, advice and support before, during and following a SEND Tribunal appeal. This support can be provided in a range of different ways, depending on the needs of the parent or young person. It can also include representation during a hearing if a parent or young person is unable to do so.
  • Training for education, health and social care professionals, children, young people and parents to increase their knowledge of SEND law, guidance, local policy, issues and participation

If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:

  • Help you to understand the referral process.
  • Act as named contact throughout the process.
  • Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process.
  • Provide information about personal budgets.

Contact

Phone: 0121 303 5004 (8:45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: sendiass@birmingham.gov.uk
Write to: SENDIASS, PO Box 16270, Birmingham, B2 2HN