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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NPPN on the twitterTweets

Government have published the second release of their SEN Data and Analysis document https://t.co/23NWsI9ce7 about 2 hours ago

Join @CDC_tweets & @KIDScharity at an event focusing on participation with Minister @edwardtimpson as keynote https://t.co/yOWgKbNXmk about 4 hours ago

IAS Services support CYP/parents all over Eng. See the @IASS_Network infographic for some facts about their work – https://t.co/tigAtmecYb about 4 hours ago

Want to know how to get FREE SEND advice from @DSAInfo and other great orgs? Download this info sheet – https://t.co/3sWjrjV5GI about a day ago

RT @SpcialNdsJungle: Edward Timpson and Jane Ellison: “Our reforms are boosting the life chances of children… https://t.co/mIdwuRrkNH httpspic.twitter.com/Qtmm3xFOnp about a day ago