All SIAS case workers have SEND legal training run by the National Information Advice and Support Service. That means we give legally-based and easily accessible information, advice and support about SEND including your rights and responsibilities and those of schools, colleges, the local authority and other education, health and social care professionals.
We are trained to give you accurate, useful and relevant information and advice to empower you to make decisions about your education or the education of children or young people you have responsibility for.
We can help with:
- Understanding legal processes, including Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments, EHC plans, appeals and tribunals, so that you know what you need to do and when.
- Preparing for meetings.
- Developing a good working relationship with your child's nursery, school or college.
As an impartial service we will not make decisions or recommendations for you or without you. We are not trained to give financial advice.
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