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Hello and welcome to Stockport SENDIAS!

SENDIAS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service.

     

We have been established in Stockport for 4 1/2 years. Our team has independent legal training about all matters relating to SEND including the local offer, local policy and SEN/Disability Law. Our team is made up off Viv Worsley, Tracy Ryan, Anne Sorton and Sophie Holt. 

   

We offer free, confidential and impartial support to parents and carers of Stockport children and young people aged between 0 and 25 who have or may have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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We also provide independent advice and support directly to young people aged between 16 and 25 who have or may have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Young people can access the service in their own right or with the support of their parents.

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The service is led by the needs of the young person, child and their family.

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The information, advice and support we provide includes:

  • Advice on all levels of support including SEND support in school, Education, Health and Care Plans and transition to post 16.
  • Advice on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to your own situation.
  • Individual casework where needed including support in attending meetings
  • Information on resolving disagreements, complaints procedures and means of redress including support to manage mediation and appeals to the SEND tribunal
  • Signposting to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support

We offer support via telephone, email and social media, you can find our contact details at the bottom of the page. We may also be able to offer in person meeting with a member of our team and support you at meetings.

We offer support via telephone, email and social media, you can find our contact details at the bottom of the page. We may also be able to offer in person meeting with a member of our team and support you at meetings.

We also offer Workshops on:  

  • Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process,
  • EHCP Section A – Child/Young Person, Parents and Carers Views
  • SEND Tribunal Process
  • What is IASS and how to access it

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You can find out more about us in our Leaflet

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You can view the slides from our recent webinar here

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We also have a young person's easy read guide to SENDIAS which you can find here

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Thank you so much for your time, it’s just so refreshing to speak to someone who understands

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Coronavirus Updates

Our service has been affected by Coronavirus. Due to government guidance we are working from home and continuing to offer our service via e-mail and phone, online meetings and conference calls: [email protected]  and 0161 240 6168.

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

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Resources

Information sheets on:

The Local Offer

SEN Support in Schools

SEN Funding in Mainstream Schools

What is an EHCP?

Easy Read What is an EHCP?

EHCP Assessments

Personal Budgets

Disagreements

Extra Support for 19 - 25 year olds with an EHCP

Slides from our workshops:

Section A Workshop - Information and advice on completing section A of an EHC Plan

Tribunals Workshop - Information and advice on tribunals 

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Latest News

Local Information

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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Local organisations who can offer support

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Stockport Council publishes a monthly SEND newsletter for all children, young people, families and professionals working with special educational needs and disabilities, including statutory and voluntary agencies across education, health and social care. Select the subscription link below to receive the latest information and updates on SEND in Stockport.

Subscribe here

Missed an issue? You can find every issue of the SEND newsletter here

All feedback on the send newsletter is welcomed. If you would like to make any comments or suggestions, please email at [email protected] or complete the online survey . You can also email in your suggestions for articles in future editions.

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For Stockport's Mediation service visit or contact: [email protected]01908 889080

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Thank you so much for all of you guidance and support since we first met last year. It really made a difference. As you know we found it rather stressful at times, and it was a great help to experience such empathy and understanding as I did from SENDIASS.

Contact Us

Phone: 0161 240 6168
E-mail: [email protected]
Post: KIDS, Woodbank Youth Centre, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, SK1 4BN
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We are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. We aim to respond within 2 working days.

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