WIASS is a free service providing confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their parents.
It 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).
The service is for families who live in the borough of Wandsworth.
How we can help
You can contact us to make a referral.
We also provide factsheets, template letters and links to useful resources.
Alternatively, visit IPSEA to find answers to common questions.
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, 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
If your child or young person have special educational needs or a disability (SEND)?, view our leaflets:
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
- Confidentiality policy
- Impartiality policy
- Arms length policy
- IASS quality standards for services
- Terms of Reference