Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advice Support Service

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS (previously Parent Partnership) is an independent, confidential support and advice service for parents, carers, children and young people on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability.   We are here to give information and advice to families as well to inform them about the Local Offer and the Education Health and Care Plans.

ages 0 to 25

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We help families in the Wigan and Leigh area who have concerns around schooling, transition, the Education, Health and Care Plan etc.

Embrace are commissioned to provide an independent and impartial service and are here to listen to families concerns and help with productive communication. We are here to give information and advice to families as well as what is happening on the Local Offer.

What we offer

  • Listen to families concerns, views and wishes and talk these through with them
  • Work with families to explore their options
  • Information around school admissions and appeals
  • Helping families to understand the complex SEN system
  • Help families communicate their wishes and views around education
  • Inform families of the law and their rights around SEN and education
  • Facilitate meetings with school and other professionals
  • Promote positive relationships between families and education providers
  • Support and provide information around the Education Health and Care process( EHC)
  • Provide access to independent support where necessary

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Who can access SENDIASS?

If you live in the Wigan and Leigh Borough and are a parent or carer of a child with special education need or a disability and need advice and support with educational issues you can access our service.

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Who organises SENDIASS in the Wigan and Leigh Borough?

Our SENDIASS Co-ordinator supports parents and carers who need information, advice and support regarding educational issues.

If you would like to contact us please call: 01942 233323 or email:



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  SENDIASS Leaflet

A downloadable PDF for you to print

  SENDIASS Leaflet
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5th Oct 2016

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