TESSA Easter Update

We are delighted to announce that after the Easter half-term holiday, the TESSA Triage panel will be expanding its membership to include the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service, (IASS).

IASS is a free, confidential and impartial service that is available to parents in the borough that helps parents play an informed role in their child’s education.

The service currently provides information, support and advice on matters relating to children with SEND and this expertise will provide another useful dimension to the weekly TESSA triage process.

This expansion will allow some concerns from parents to be raised as part of TESSA triage. The IASS worker will then provide feedback on behalf of the multi-agency team if this is appropriate. This may include signposting or referring families to some of the support being delivered via Family Hubs.

IASS also run a number of regular, general group advice sessions for parents and carers as part of the Family Hubs offer.


For a full list of upcoming training events organised by the NW SEND Regional Network, please visit the North West Regional Network website. 

Below are the newsletters from the North West Regional Network. These newsletters contain a wealth of resources that you may find useful:

Issue 82 - May 23 edition

Issue 81 - April 23 edition 

Issue 79 - February 23 edition

Issue 78 - December 22 edition


The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available for children with special educational needs and disabilities in their area, and how to access them.

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