Welcome to SENDIASS Camden!
We are an impartial Service which is confidential, free and operates at arms-length from Camden Council. The law requires all local authorities to provide children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers with information, advice and support.
We operate in accordance with the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015 and the National Quality Standards for impartial Information Advice and Support Services.
We aim to help parents and carers, children and young people and services work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with SEND.
Our Intervention Levels
We offer different levels of Information, Advice and Support (IAS) on education, health and social care SEND systems and procedures, from initial concerns to appeal processes. Please click here for more information.
What We Offer
We offer accurate, up to date and impartial resources and information about the law on special educational needs and disability.
Education, health and social care
National and local policy
The Local Offer
Where you can find help and advice
How you can access support
Your rights and choices
How can we help?
Providing a confidential helpline
Verbal and written information and advice on rights and responsibilities
Support to complete forms and understand complex documents and reports
Support around meetings – including school, local authority and professional staff
Support in resolving disagreements, including mediation and appeals to the First-tier of the SEN and Disability Tribunal
Providing information sessions and training
Signposting children, young people and parents/carers to alternative and additional sources of advice, information and support that may be available locally or nationally
Making children, young people and parents/carers aware of the local authority’s services for resolving disagreements and for mediation, and the routes of appeal and complaint on matters relating to SEN and disability
Providing advocacy as agreed, after assessment
Who can we help?
Parents/carers of children with special educational needs or a disability, with or without a diagnosis, with or without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
Children under 16 and young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs or a disability, with or without a diagnosis, with or without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
Anyone who needs help or advice regarding SEN support or the EHC Needs Assessment.
Pupils with SEN (Special Educational Needs)