The East Riding Children and Young Person's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for Children and Young People aged up to 25. 

The service aims to provide information and advice about matters relating to young people’s SEN or disabilities, including matters relating to health and social care across the whole of the East riding of Yorkshire including: 

  • Law on SEN & Disability, health and social care, through suitably independently trained staff
  • Local policy and practice
  • The Local Offer
  • Personalisation and Personal Budgets
  • Advice for children and young people and their parent/carers on gathering, understanding, interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • The Local Authority's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedure and means of redress.

The service also aims to promote independence and self-advocacy for children and young people whilst advocating on the young person’s behalf where necessary.

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered at East Riding Young Person's SENDIASS includes:

  • Individual casework and representation
  • Telephone support and advice
  • Email, text and web based information
  • Support with interpreting information and letter writing
  • Support in meetings and reviews
  • Signposting to alternative sources of advice, information and support that may be available locally or nationally
  • Support in arranging or attending early disagreement resolution meetings
  • Providing information and support on complaints processes including those within health, education, and social care

Who is the service for?

Children and Young People aged up to 25 who have special educational needs and/or a disability.

How much does it cost?

The service is free

Times of service

Monday to Friday   9am to 5pm

How do Children and/or a Young Person access the service?

Parents and Children and Young People can self-refer themselves to access this service using the contact details below.

Contact Details

Michelle Marlow Young Person's SENDIASS Coordinator

Phone: 01482 467540
Email: [email protected]

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