Bradford SENDIASS - Who are we and how can we help?
11 Feb 2020,
Are you looking for information, advice or support about matters relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities? Bradford SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service. We are a statutory service run by Barnardo’s and we are an impartial service which is independent from the Local Authority. This means that we will provide you with the facts and information that you need to make informed decisions and choices. We will tell you what your options are and what steps you can take but the decision remains your own. We are not biased and do not take sides but can offer advice and help to put you in touch with the right people to resolve your queries and support you to move things forwards.
SENDIASS supports parents and carers of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 living in the Bradford District. Children and Young People can access the service independently and we also do some targeted group work with schools to gain children’s views and opinions. We offer a wide range of support from telephone advice, information sheets and packs, social media pages, signposting, training workshops, events, drop in sessions and tailored 1:1 casework. Each case is assessed on an individual basis and support is tailored to individual need.
We offer information and advice primarily around educational issues, but can also advise and signpost on health and social care issues in relation to educational provision and SEND. For example, we can support you with advice on SEN policy and provision, concerns about provision in school, meetings in school, EHCP requests and the assessment process, concerns around delivery of EHCP, exclusions, managed moves, bullying, transport, mediation, and tribunal/appeals.
If you would like to receive support from SENDIASS please contact us on 01274 513300 or email bradfordSENDIASS@barnardos.org.uk. Please leave your contact details and we will contact you within 1-5 working days. Information on workshops available and how to book can be found on the Local Offer, or on the Eventbrite website under Bradford SENDIASS. Our social media is also a useful source of information, join us on Facebook ‘Bradford Sendiass’ or follow ‘Bradford Sendias’ on twitter for regular updates.