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About Us

Welcome to the Waltham Forest SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS)


Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) Information Advice and Support service (SENDIASS) provides impartial information advice and support on all matters relating to children and young people with SEND.



This service is free, accessible, confidential, impartial, and provided at arm’s length from the Local Authority.

Waltham Forest SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) aims to help parents/carers, children, young people and professional staff to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with SEND.

Waltham Forest SENDIASS aims to promote good working relationships between children, young people, parents, education settings and the local authority (Council), whilst seeking to empower parents to play an active and informed role, ensuring their voice is heard in any decisions relating to education, health & social care support and represent the views of parents, carers, children and young people to feedback to the Local Authority to help shape local policy and practice.

Watch the video below to find out more about what we do.

The Council for Disabled Children have produced a useful factsheet to provide additional information to IAS Services, practitioners, parents and young people that meet both the letter and the spirit of the Children and Families Act (CFA) 2014.

Click here to access the factsheet.