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Offering impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.

Your local SEND IAS Service Co-ordinator will listen to your concerns and can offer:

  • Appropriate support, impartial information and advice;
  • To arrange a confidential meeting with you and support you at meetings;
  • Detailed explanations of how the Special Educational Needs (SEN) process should work;
  • Information about local and national voluntary organisations;
  • Information about young peoples and parents support groups in your area;
  • To support you through the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Process and annual reviews;
  • The chance to meet other people with similar needs, or the chance to meet other parents who have children with similar needs;
  • To help you learn more about the SEND Code of Practice.
For self-referral, please contact your local co-ordinator:

A child or young person may have learning difficulties caused by:

  • A physical disability;
  • A problem with sight, hearing or speech;
  • Difficulties with reading, writing or mathematics;
  • Emotional or behavioural problems;
  • Communication and social interaction.
Location:Local co-ordinator:Telephone:Email:
Allerdale AreaSusan Eastwood07824 408922susan.eastwood@cumbria.gov.uk
Barrow, Ulverston and Grange AreaCelia Jones01229 407439celia.jones@cumbria.gov.uk
Carlisle Area and North CumbriaPolly Shields07788 360336pollyanna.shields@cumbria.gov.uk
Copeland, Coniston and AmblesideSally Godfrey07795 110940sally.godfrey@cumbria.gov.uk
Kendal and East CumbriaEmma Stephenson07769 935446emma.stephenson@cumbria.gov.uk