Sendiass Service Level Agreement

Blackpool Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a legal service. We offer free independent, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and people with disabilities, as well as their parents or guardians with children and adolescents from 0 to 25 years old. We work closely with partners such as Blackpool Council, nursery schools, schools, universities, social services, health organisations and the voluntary sector. We are part of the National Advice and Assistance Network (IASSN), which operates throughout the UK. The SENDIASS coordinator receives independent training on SEN and the rights of persons with disabilities, school admissions, school exclusions and health and social law. Long experience in impartial information, advice and support to the needs of children and adolescents with SEN or disabilities. The SENDIASS coordinator and officers have ipSEA law training at levels 1, 2 and 3. KIAS and Calderdale SENDIASS take into account the guidelines, circulars and publications issued by the Ministry of Education with respect to this service and are responsible for compliance with the requirements of all applicable regulations, including, but not, to local authorities are administrative offices, services provided in their local areas. There are 152 of them throughout England who are educational authorities. A payment made directly to a parent or teen to purchase certain services. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, a direct payment can be made as part of a personal budget to allow the parent or teen to purchase certain services listed in their EHC plan. Direct payments can only be used for making available on the school or higher education website if the school or university agrees. Meets the Department for Education (DfE) quality standards for information, counselling and support services.

KIAS and Calderdale SENDIASS should ensure that all staff, including volunteers, receive level 1-3 legal training in accordance with the minimum standards within 12 months of taking up their duties. . . .

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