Leeds SEND Information Advice Service
From the 1st September 2014 Leeds Parent Partnership Service will be known as Leeds SEND Information Advice Service (Leeds Special Educational Needs and Disability Advice Support Service). The service is changing as a result of the implementation of the new Children's and Family Act and the new SEND Code of Practice.
The service is impartial, confidential, arm's length from the Local Authority and schools, free and accessible to all parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disability.
Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service involve parents children and young people in discussions and decisions about their individual support.
Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service will work with parents children and young people to ensure that they are fully involved in the planning of SEN support for their individual needs in early years settingd, schools and colleges.
Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service will ensure that the child's parents or the young person are fully included in the Education Health Care (EHC) needs assessment process for the start, are fully aware of their opportunities to offer views and information are consulted about the content of the plan.
Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service will ensure that parents children and young people are fully supported through the conversion process from the old statements to new Education Health Care plans.