Welcome to Barnardo’s Warwickshire SENDIASS. We offer advice and support around various topics relating to Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) for children and young people aged 0-25 living in Warwickshire and their parents or carers.
We offer telephone and email advice, updates on social media, information packs, virtual and face-to-face 1-1 support, drop-in sessions, online and face-to-face workshops, training for professionals and support to young people who access our service independently.
Our opening hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am-4.30 pm.
Warwickshire’s SEND local offer brings together information about the local services and support available across education, health and social care for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25, who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
If you are interested in volunteering at Warwickshire Sendiass please email us.
This website is in development, and we will add more helpful information over the next few months.
Below is a list of useful links with additional information to help answer any questions.
Code of Practice - Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.
Council for Disabled Children - providing resources and guidance
Contact - Providing advice and support for families of disabled children
IPSEA - Independent advisor of special educational advice
SENJungle – Parent-led resources and information and informed opinion about children and young people
Child advice law site
SEND stands for special educational need or disability. If a child is struggling to make progress in nursery, school or college it is possible that they may have special educational need or disability. A child or young person with SEND needs provision which is different from or additional to that available to others of the same age. A child’s needs should be identified and the provision should match the identified needs.
The SEND Code of Practice identifies four broad areas of need and support: