Independent Support Workshops for Parents

Our Independent Support (IS) Service continues to support parents and young people on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

The service run regular information sessions that inform parents about the process of converting the child or young person’s Statement to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), starting from making the request to reviewing the draft plan. There is also discussions on the different parts of an EHCP and what each part contains, the Local Offer and Personal Budgets.  For dates of the next sessions, please download the Information Sessions flyer for details.

If you want to know more or want to book, please call the Independent Support Service on 020 8373 6273 or email

You may also be interested in the training offered by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service.

As a professional myself, it was astounding how hard it was to negotiate the system. The support that was provided by SENDIASS was invaluable.
I feel very empowered. I feel I am not alone and there is hope for my child. I feel someone is listening and know my worries and concerns. The session has been life-changing.
The service has helped a lot, especially in writing letters. I wouldn’t know where to turn to without the service.
Really grateful for the support provided. My child has stabilised and everything required is now in place.
I am very grateful for the time and effort you put in for me and it gives a real feeling of confidence to me as a parent in making an informed decision and in gaining a good understanding of the process as it can be rather intimidating at times.
Both children are now at school. I could ask questions at any time and the team would help me.
The caseworker was on the ball all the time for me. She gives good advice and always calls me back promptly.
The staff really helped me. I didn't know how to help my son. They pointed me to the right people who could help him.
They were informative & helpful on my child’s EHCP. Couldn't have done it on my own. I was very satisfied when finished.
The service was outstanding from start to finish. They were very quick to respond, and gave suggestions and impartial guidance.