Advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.
The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASS Network) - previously the Parent Partnership Service - provides training and support to local Information Advice and Support (IAS) Services across England.
South Tyneside's local Information, Advice and Support Service is SENDIASS.
What does the IASS Network do?
provides information, advice and support to IAS Services
promotes the development and standards of IAS Services
provides training to IAS Services on relevant subjects including the law on SEN and disability, health and social care, with IPSEA
promotes service impartiality
helps to make sure that IAS Services are operating at arm's length from their Local Authority
provides a national picture of the work of IAS Services through the annual 'Benchmarking' report
promotes dialogue and collaboration between IAS Services and other partners
engages with DfE on key issues for IAS Services
supports an e-forum for all IAS Services through which relevant information can be sent and discussed