Stockport SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) offers free support to parents and carers of Stockport children and young people with any special educational needs and disabilities, from 0-25 years of age.

We also provide independent advice and support directly to young people aged 16 to 25 years with SEND.

Our experienced team of local advisors offer impartial, confidential advice and support on all matters relating to SEND.

The service is led by the needs of you and your child.

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered includes:

  • Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
  • Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • Personalisation of personal budgets
  • Information on the local authority’s processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
  • Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
  • Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
  • Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal
  • Support with Education Health and Care Plans, including applications and Annual Reviews

Who is the service for?

The service is for parents who have a child/children up to the age of 25 that may/has/have Special Educational Needs, and young people aged 16-25 who have Special Educational Needs. 

Young people 16 and over can access the service in their own right, or with the support of their parents.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.




School Holidays

Monday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00  09:00-17:00
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Contact us: 

Phone: 0161 240 6168
[email protected] 
Post: KIDS, Woodbank Youth Centre, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, SK1 4BN
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Stockport’s Local Offer for SEND brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. 

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Coronavirus update:

Due to government guidance we are working from home and continuing to offer our service via e-mail and phone: [email protected]  and 0161 240 6168.

Visit the link here for latest COVID-19 updates and resources.