Hammersmith & Fulham IASS
Description of service offered:
We are an impartial and free service. We provide confidential, accessible advice, guidance and support to parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and young people with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities aged between 16 and 25 years old.
Our IAS Service delivers the service to local residents in the Hammersmith and Fulham area. We were formerly known as the Hammersmith & Fulham Parent Partnership Service which provided PPS in the borough from 2009. Our service promotes good working rrelationships between parents, nurseries, schools, colleges and other educational settings and the Local Authoority.
We aim to:
- Ensure parents and young people understand everything and can fully participate in the EHCP process by explaining how the EHCP assessment process works.
- Empower parents/carers and young people to play an active and informed role in education and the assessment process.
- Promote and increase parental confidence in the EHCP process.
- Support and guide parents/carers, their children and young people through the assessment process.
- Promote positive outcomes between parents/carers, schools, colleges and Local Authority agencies.
- Ensure the views, needs and wishes of parents/carers, children and young people are included in the EHCP assessment.
We will provide:
- An individual drop-in service for parents/carers.
- Support at meetings and empower parents/carers to express their views/concerns about their child's needs and progress.
- Support and assistance to draft letters and any other supporting paperwork.
- Check EHC plans with parents/carers to ensure that objectives and outcomes of the special education provision meet the child/young person's needs.
- Clear information to parents/carers and young people about access to the Local Authority's 'Local Offer', how it is used and its availability.
- Information on other organisations, groups or specialist services if further support is required.
8am-5pm - Term time only
Insights Information & Advice Support Service
1 Craven Road
020 8840 9099