SIAS - Swindon SEND information, advice and support service

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SIAS - Swindon SEND information, advice and support service

Service details

The SEND information, advice and support service (SIAS) provides information advice and support about education, health and social care for children and young people from 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as their parents and carers.  You do not need to have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan to use the service.

  • We are free, you will never have to pay for our services
  • We are impartial, which means we don’t take sides
  • We are confidential, which means no-one will be told about the things we talk about unless you give us permission.

We also offer training and advice to local education, health and social care professionals.

Price

SIAS is a completely free service.

Main telephone

01793 466515

Email

SIAS@swindon.gov.uk

Opening times

You can email or call and leave a message for us at any time. We aim to respond to all contact within 1 week.  

The page was last updated on 15 April 2021

Service summary

 

Further information

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.

Client groups


Main address

Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 2JG