SEND Support for Parents, Carers and Students
All Local Authorities are required by law to publish in a single site, details of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) offer available to residents.
Luton’s Local Offer can be found by following the weblink below
Luton SEND Information Advice Support service (SENDIAS) provides free impartial information, advice and signposting to children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability. Trained officers are able to talk through the options available, the possible outcomes and help make informed decisions.
Please visit our new website at www.sendiasluton.co.uk
The Luton SENDIAS Service is a statutory service jointly funded by Luton Council and Luton Clinical Commissioning Group. The service provides impartial advice and support on a range of topics related to SEND and operates at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority.
The SENDIAS Service aims to help parents/carers, children and young people and professional staff to work together to provide the best possible support and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
Parent/carers, children and young people can access support from the SENDIAS service by a variety of methods. The SENDIAS service website www.sendiasluton.co.uk has fantastic information, advice, resources and videos for families with SEND on a range of different topics. The website also has the ability to translate information on the site into a range of different languages.
Our service can provide support for families who may have concerns about their child or young person’s progress at school/college, or concerns regarding starting school or accessing support in school/college. We can also offer advice and support around issues relating to SEND law, exclusion advice or advice if families wish to appeal a decision regarding an EHCP (Education, Health and Social Care Plan) made by the Local Authority.
The SENDIAS service also has a telephone helpline (01582 548156) with an answerphone service available out of office hours.
We now have a new Facebook page up and running: https://www.facebook.com/
For details about the SENDIAS service in other languages:
We also have a rolling program of online training and support sessions for parents / carers; please follow the link below for details of our latest offerings.
Launch Event: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Parent and Carer Ask the Expert Drop-in Sessions
Date and time: Tuesday 31 January 2023, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: The Leagrave Centre (Cedar Hall), Strangers Way, Luton LU4 9ND
We are launching a programme of drop-in sessions for parents and carers to
meet experts. These will take place at regular intervals.
For our launch event, we have invited a wide range of experts where you
can ask for advice, guidance or discuss any concerns you may have around
support for your child.
Come and join us for our first parent drop-in session and speak to SENAT,
Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Care, SENDIAS,
Transitions, CAMHS, CHUMS and others!
No pre-booking required, just turn up on the day
For more information, email: SENDLuton@luton.gov.uk or call Natalie
Jones on 07719 420033