The Local Authority must provide a SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service) for children and young people with special educational needs or/and disabilities up to the age of 25 and for their parents/carers.
The service offers:
free, confidential, impartial information, advice and support covering SEND issues including health & social care
At the moment, East Riding of Yorkshire’s SENDIAS offer is split between two providers. Parents/carers and children up the age of 16 can access the service from East Riding SENDIAS Service. Children and young people up the age of 25 can the service from an external provider called KIDs.
The contracts for both services will be ending on the 31 August 2021, so East Riding of Yorkshire Council needs to plan for what will be in place from 1 September 2021.
To help us decide how the service should be delivered and what the new service should look like we are carrying out a consultation with a wide range of people including; current service users, potential service users and practitioners (including health and schools) who signpost service users to the SENDIAS services.
SENDIAS service minimum standards
- The standards created by SENDIAS managers, parents, Local authority representatives and in consultation with the Department of Education. They are based on Law and the SEN Code of Practice (2015). Our current SENDIAS services work within the minimum standards and so will the service provider from 01 September 2021. If you would like more information about the minimum standards, please follow this link:
Minimum standards (External website)
Please note that the minimum standards will be the basis of the new SENDIAS service specification in-line with all SENDIAS services nationally.