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SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service.
This is the SENDIASS service for people living in Lewisham.
It’s a free, impartial, and confidential service offering information to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and to their parents and carers.
Families of young people aged 0 – 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. The service is open to parents and carers, and to young people themselves.
We are open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The service is free to access.
Contact us using the form or other contact details below.
We are a free, confidential and impartial service, offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.
Our experienced team of local advisors also provide this independent advice directly to young people aged 16 up to 25 years with SEND.
We understand it can be difficult at times. Our approach is to empower parents, carers, and young people by providing you with confidential information and support on all matters relating to SEND. We can support you to understand your rights and offer guidance on the legal framework that all schools and local authorities adhere to.
We aim to empower our parents, children and young people to participate in any decision-making processes and assist you to make informed decisions.
We can provide information and advice on all matters relating to SEND including:
We offer face-to-face drop-in sessions every month. Sessions are free, confidential, and no appointments are necessary. Just pop in to have a chat – we’ll be happy to see you!
The Kaleidoscope Centre, 32 Rushey Green, London SE6 4JF
“I would not have been able to go through this process without the support of Lewisham SENDASS. The support I received was amazing. I had one-to-one sessions with a professional worker who supported me step by step through the whole process. Being Dyslexic myself, I would not have been able to support my son with trying to get an EHC Plan.”
You can contact us by filling in the form below or by phone, email, or by sending us a message via our Facebook page.
We are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
We aim to respond to all queries within 3 working days.
Lewisham SENDIASS is a completely independent and impartial service. For more information about how we ensure impartiality and confidentiality please read our SENDIASS policies.
Our SENDIAS services strive for the highest quality. The government publishes Minimum Standards for SENDIASS. Kids aims to meet and exceed those standards in all our work. Our staff are all highly experienced and knowledgeable. They receive regular training and updates on all aspects of SEND policy and law and have a detailed knowledge of Lewisham education services so they can advise you on your family’s rights and options.