Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support service (WIASS)

Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS)

WIASS is part of the national Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN for SEND).

All WIASS staff are legally trained on special educational needs and disability law by Independent Parental Special Educational Advice (IPSEA).

All information given to WIASS is treated confidentially. We will not pass any information about what we discuss to other services unless you give us permission, or an individual (child, young person or adult) is or may be at risk or we have a legal duty to do so. This is explained fully in our confidentiality policy.

How we can help you

We may be able to support you to:

  • Find out information related to SEND (including how the Local Authority (LA), early years settings, schools and colleges should work with parents, carers, children and young people)
  • Prepare and or attend school/LA meetings or early years/school/college visits
  • Read through and understand letters, forms, and reports on SEND
  • Give your views during meetings, visits or in writing 
  • Know what you can do if you do not agree with a decision made by the LA or an early years setting, school or college.

We are unable to:

  • Make decisions for you
  • Tell you what we think you should do
  • Attend meetings for you if you are not there

The SEND: guide for parents and carers (GOV.UK) explains what SEN support means and how a child's statement of SEN will be transferred to a Educational, Health and Care (EHC) Needs plan.

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