Bucks SENDIAS Service

3. Updates on SENDIAS Service

Independent Support and the new Information Advice and Support Programme

The Independent Support programme closed on 31st July 2018 in line with government policy.

Bucks SENDIAS Service is now part of the Information Advice and Support Programme (IASP) which is a new government initiative. The programme is designed to ensure that, in every local authority area, children and young people with SEND and their parents have access to impartial and free information, advice and support on all matters relating to SEND - including through a dedicated free phone service. The programme is led by the Council for Disabled Children on behalf of the Department for Education, and will be delivered through a partnership arrangement which brings together the Information, Advice and Support Network and the ‘Helpline’ run by Contact. The programme will also work with Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) as a core training provider.

View the IASP two year operational plan.


Ofsted/CQC Area SEND Inspection

There will soon be an Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of this local area's effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

View the Local Area Ofsted and CQC Inspection information.

View the Bucks SENDIAS Service training for service users.



Buckinghamshire SENDIAS newsletter (updated September 2019) PDF, 1 page, 217KB

Buckinghamshire SEND newsletter (updated April 2019)

Buckinghamshire SENDIAS Service Annual Report 2018 to 2019 PDF, 12 pages, 499KB

Bucks SENDIAS Service self-review report PDF, 27 pages, 3.4MB

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Last updated: 14 May 2020

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