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The SENDIASS Torbay service provides free, confidential, impartial, information, advice, guidance, support and training to parents / carers and / or children / young people on any special educational needs and / or disabilities issues for children / young people aged 0-25.

We provide resources and information about the law on special educational needs and disability, covering:

  • Education, Health and Social care
  • National and Local Policy
  • The Local Offer
  • Your Rights and Choices
  • Your Opportunities to Participate
  • Where you can find Help and Advice
  • How you can Access this Support

We can also offer more intensive individual support and advice if you need it. This can include:

  • Talking through your worries and concerns
  • Helping you understand letters, reports and processes
  • Assisting you to write letters and/or complete forms
  • Supporting you to prepare for and/or attend meetings
  • Guiding you throughout processes e.g. Assessments, Admissions, Exclusions, Complaints and Appeals
  • Providing you with an Independent Supporter (specifically focused on EHC Assessment, Conversions and Plans)

When we are not able to help we will do our best to tell you about, or put you in touch with. other groups or organisations that can help.

For more information visit the SENDIASS Torbay Opens in a new window website.