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SENDiass for BCP

Education & Childcare, Special Educational Needs
SENDiass for BCP Advice services for those with special educational needs across Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

Who are SENDiass for BCP?
SENDiass for BCP are the Special Educational Needs Disabilities Information, Advice & Support Service. Every area has one and they’re a free, impartial & confidential service for children and their parents/carers.

When can you use them?
When your child is struggling at school, it can be a very worrying time. It’s not easy to know what children will just ‘grow out of’ and when they’re struggling because they have an unmet need at school. Even when you think they might have an unmet need, it can be difficult to know what help you can ask school for or where to turn next.
This is where SENDiass can help, they can advise you of the law and responsibilities of your school/local authority to support your child.
What can the do?

SENDiass for BCP can advice you on:
Your rights, options & responsibilities.
Education, Health Care Plans
Help with paperwork, completing forms, writing letters & understanding reports.
Support preparing for and attending meetings.
Resolving disagreements
Fixed-term & permanent exclusions
Managing mediation and appeals
Support with complaints
Signposting other services
Face-to face appointments at your own home or local venue.

How do you contact them?
Their new website: It contains masses of useful information from myth busters about our service, factsheets on subjects from Exclusions to Transport and ‘How to’ Webinars. There is also information about our wonderful Parent Champions and the opportunity to join in the great work they do.

They also have a confidential advice line: 01202 128181 which is open Monday to Thursday between 9:30am-12:30pm
In person at one of their monthly drop in sessions at Somerford Arc community centre.
Or by joining one of their in person or online workshops on topics such as Making a Parental Request or Parent/Carer & Child Contribution Workshops.
Go to for more details!

For more local SEND activities or services, see our new guide.

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