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Find out about the information, advice and support service for families in Torbay who have children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

SENDIASS Torbay offers free and confidential information, advice, guidance, support, and training to parents, caregivers, and/or young people on issues related to special educational needs and disabilities for those between 0-25 years old.

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 website or call 01803 207884 (Inquiry line open 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, but also has a 24 hour answerphone facility). 

Room GF203,
Torquay Town Hall.