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Tameside Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service

 

(formerly known as Tameside Parent Partnership Service – PPS)

 

 


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Information for parents

 

SEN Support

Click here for information about the support that nurseries, schools and colleges should provide for children and young people with special educational needs.
 
Click here for a sample letter to request a meeting with a teacher or SENCO.
 
Click here for guidance to help you prepare for and take part in a meeting with a teacher or SENCO.
 


Requesting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment

Click here for guidance to help you request an EHC needs assessment for your child or young person.
 
Click here for a sample letter to request an EHC needs assessment.
 
Click here for guidance to help you complete the ‘All About Me’ form.
 
Click here for a timeline on the EHC needs assessment and plan process.
 


 


Useful animations

Click here for an animation on “What is an Information, Advice and Support Service?”
 
Click here for an animation on “What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?”
 
Click here for an animation on ‘What is an Annual Review?”
 
Click here for an animation on “What is Person Centred Planning?”
 



Useful links

Below are some links to other websites that may contain useful information for you.
 
The Local Offer
Tameside’s Local Offer is an online source of information on services, support and guidance for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It contains information about a range of topics, not just education.
Website:  www.tameside.gov.uk/localoffer
                                              
IPSEA
IPSEA is a charity that offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities. It has a wealth of free resources on its website in the Get support section.
Website:  www.ipsea.org.uk/Pages/Category/get-support
 
Contact
Contact is a charity for families with disabled children. It offers information and advice and runs a free helpline for parents and carers.
Website:  www.contact.org.uk/
 
Parenting in Tameside
Tameside’s parenting offer strives to support families when they need it most including a range of courses and services.
Website:  www.tameside.gov.uk/cypp/parenting
 
Healthy Young Minds
Healthy Young Minds (previously known as CAMHS) provides a service which aims to promote the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and young people in Tameside.  Its website has a section for parents who are worried about their child, including details of a free helpline you can call for advice and support.
Website:  https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/
 
Preparing for Adulthood
Preparing for Adulthood works to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.
Website:  www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk
 
Positive Steps
Positive Steps offers a range of services for children and young people in Tameside including career guidance.
Website:  www.positive-steps.org.uk/
 


Contact Us:

The service is available:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm

It may not always be possible to speak with a member of the team during the times specified, due to outside office appointments etc. However, the service does operate an answer machine service, so that messages may be left at any time.
 

Tameside Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Jubilee Gardens
Gardenfold Way
Droylsden
Tameside
M43 7XU

Tel: 0161 342 3383

Email: sendiass@tameside.gov.uk

 

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