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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The @WholeSchoolSEND Consortium aims to drive school-led improvement and better outcomes for children with SEND https://t.co/1kv11WuNEr about 7 days ago

RT @sendiass_ghd: https://t.co/NIfRjqeqow This is who we are and what we do. Supporting young people, parent and carers in #Gateshead #SENDIASS about 7 days ago

RT @SM_EduComCare: Our Sam Hale discusses #TheLawOf supporting kids with #specialneeds and why their schools are failing them: https://t.chttps://t.co/zm9k0sU9a6 about 13 days ago

RT @CDC_tweets: Don't miss out on this FREE training for teachers & TAs on supporting CYP with SEND #SpLD #neurodiversity https://t.co/OJ5LMeQS8p about 14 days ago

The #SENDReviewGuide has been created for schools to audit their #SEND provision. Download it here for free at https://t.co/x2JGsiK8kr about 18 days ago