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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.

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

Watch the video below to find out how Information, Advice and Support Services work.

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

Children and young people

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Our policies

We are currently updating our Confidentiality and Privacy policies to ensure they are GDPR compliant. For further information, please contact the WIASS Manager, rina.patel@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

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