Who we are

The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASS Network) supports and promotes the work of Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Services across England. We are based at the Council for Disabled Children.

IAS Services have a duty to provide information, advice and support to disabled children and young people, and those with SEN, and their parents. They are statutory services which means there has to be one in every local authority.

More about us

NEW Website for CYP

Disabled children and young people, and those with SEN, have a right to receive direct and impartial information, advice and support on a wide range of matters relating to their SEN/Disability covering education, health and social care.

Our new website aims to help children and young people understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support. The website also explain how young people can get help, and contains full contact details for all IAS Services across England.

CYP Website

Find Your Local Service

To find contact details for your local service, click on the area of the map where you live.
You can also search for your IAS Service by choosing your Local Authority from the list below.

A to Z List of IAS Services

How do I find out who my local authority is? Find your Local Authority here.

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RT @CDC_tweets: Parents/carers: your views on your child's SEND support at school are needed in a new research project: https://t.co/k9KyXkASqM about 4 days ago