Provider Details

Contact Details

Information, Advice And Advocacy Services
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
All Ages

Address Details

Street Number
7 - 8 Wakley Street


Service Description

The IASS Network was previously known as the National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN), who undertook a similar role with local Parent Partnership Services. In 2014, as part of the national SEND reforms, Parent Partnership Services changed to include provision to children and young people and became known as IAS Services.

The IASS Network is funded by the Department for Education and is based within the Council for Disabled Children in the National Children's Bureau.

They provide a range of support to local IAS Services helping them to evaluate, develop and improve provision for children, young people and their families.

• Promote the development and standards of IAS Services.
• Provide training to IAS Services on a range of subjects including the law on SEN and disability, health and social care (with IPSEA).
• Promote service impartiality and arrangements that ensure IAS Services operate at 'arm’s length' from their local authority.
• Provide a national picture of the work of IAS Services through annual reporting.
• Promote dialogue and collaboration between IAS Services and other partners.
• Engage with the Department for Education on key issues arising for IAS Services.
• Facilitate the SEND Information Organisations Group - a network of organisations that provide direct advice and support to families of children with SEND.
• Work with the Independent Support Programme to ensure parents and children are recieving high quality IAS.

IASSN do not provide direct advice or support to children, young people and parents. However, they can help you find your local IAS Service or you can have look at the resources section for other sources of support.



Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers

Further Information

Provider Type
Advice, Information and Support Services
Suitable For
Specific Learning Difficulty Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Long Term Medical Conditions Specific Learning Difficulties Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Sensory Impairment Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Dyslexia Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Disorder
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
How to Contact
Email In Person Telephone
Eligibility Criteria
Tier 2: Targeted Tier 2/3: Borderline Tier 3: Specialist
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
05 January 2018