St Helens IASS is a statutory service providing information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The service is offered to children and young people with SEND, and their parents/carers
St Helens IASS provides free, confidential, impartial advice and helps parents play an active and informed role in their child’s education.
St Helens IASS has a team of advisers who can provide:
St Helens IASS operates a ‘self-referral’ process. However, on occasions it may be considered appropriate for a professional to make contact with the service on behalf of the parents/carers or young person. The service will act upon such requests only on the full understanding that consent has been given.
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.
"I like the pictures and I like the interesting information it has on the website" - Pupil from Allanson Street Primary School
We are working with parents, young people, children, carers and local services including schools, colleges and health and social care agencies to develop the offer.
"It has been really good having the opportunity to choose whether to be involved or not. It has felt good to be leading work, not just involved. It has helped build my confidence and helped me make decisions in my own life." - Young person on being involved in Voice of the Child.
"The new website is much easier to navigate and find your way around." - Parent of a child with SEND.