SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

The Parent Partnership Service providing Cambridgeshire's SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or have concerns that their child has special educational needs. They also offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or who have concerns they may have special educational needs.

SENDIASS can help you with

  • Confidential support and someone to talk to in confidence
  • Advice and information about special educational needs
  • Independent Support for children, young people and families as Statements are transferred to EHC Plans
  • Preparing for meetings with your child’s school or with professionals who are working with your child
  • Information on your rights and responsibilities as a parent, children’s rights and SEN law and guidance
  • Information about local support groups and voluntary organisations

Videos, policies, reports and information leaflets

Four videos about the SENDIASS service

Understanding support for children and young people with SEND video

SEND Tribunal videos

Cambridgeshire SENDIASS, along with other SENDIASS in the Eastern Region, have been working with Suffolk to produce videos for parents providing information and advice about appealing to SEND Tribunal. The first two series are now available.

Where any reference is made to Suffolk SENDIASS or departments you should refer to Cambridgeshire SENDIASS - contact details are at the bottom of this page.

There is also an HM Courts and Tribunals Service film on video hearings and the SEND tribunal.

Policies and statements

SEND_Information__Advice_and_Support_Service245KBpdf
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SENDIASS Impartiality Policy CFA 2014 2019167KBpdf
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SENDIASS Confidentiality Policy CFA 2014 2019153KBpdf
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SENDIASS service level agreement141KBpdf
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Annual reports

Cambridgeshire SENDIASS 2018-19 Annual Report398KBpdf
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SENDIASS annual report 2017-18528KBpdf
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2016-17 SENDIASS Annual Report final 29-05-18285KBpdf
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Annual_Report_2015_16244KBpdf
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SENDIASS information leaflets

Disability_Discrimination_Act_leaflet154KBpdf
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Education_Health_and_Care_Plans262KBpdf
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Equality_Act_2010146KBpdf
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Funding_for_speical_educational_needs_in_mainstream_schools190KBpdf
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Independent_Support (1)114KBpdf
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Information_about_SEN198KBpdf
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Listening_to_children_leaflet212KBpdf
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Local_Offer200KBpdf
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P_Scales_explained508KBpdf
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Parents_Check_List_for_Statutory_Assessment (1)97KBpdf
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PPS_Governors_and_SEN_roles184KBpdf
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SEN_Support221KBpdf
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SEND_Information__Advice_and_Support_Service245KBpdf
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Support_in_the_Early_Years_for_children_with_additional_needs292KBpdf
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Taking_the_strain_out_of_meetings_leaflet162KBpdf
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Visiting_a_new_school___a_parent_s_checklist (1)130KBpdf
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What_the_SEND_Act_2001_says_about_Inclusion148KBpdf
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Your_partnership_with_school_leaflet220KBpdf
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Parent Pack Covid-19919KBpdf
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Benefits Advice factsheet111KBpdf
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SENDIASS newsletter

SENDIASS E-newsletter 19-01-07346KBpdf
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Contact us

SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS) 
Cambridgeshire County Council, ALC2630, New Shire Hall, Emery Crescent, Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, PE28 4YE


Email - sendiass@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Confidential helpline open during term times: 01223 699 214

Outside of term time please leave a message as a small number of staff are available to answer queries but it will take time for them to respond to your enquiry. 

SENDIASS was previously called Parent Partnership.