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IAS is Manchester’s Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

They have gone through a number of name changes over the years and some of us may be used to calling them Parent Partnership or IASM or SENDIASS. They are now officially called IAS Manchester (IASM).

They can provide:

– Information on school admissions and appeals
– Information on school exclusion
– Information on disability discrimination
– Support meetings in relation to SEN and disability issues
– Advocacy in meetings
– Informal disagreement resolution and mediation between parents, schools and the Local Authority
– Information on formal disagreement resolution and mediation services
– Information on other avenues of support to the voluntary and community sector
– Information on Health and Social care and the SEND Local Offer
– Help to make parents’ voices heard to influence change and development of services

You can also find information about them at:

https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=JqDaH0QWDh8
https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/500132/special_educational_needs/628/information_advice_and_support_ias_manchester

Below are some events and articles relating to IAS:

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ Central Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at the Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 8 July. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the July SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with

“Reasonable Endeavours” EHCP Law Change to End July 31

Last Monday, we learned of the unfortunate news that the change in the law for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in England has been extended by the Department for Education (DfE) until end of 31st July 2020. The changes mean that education and health

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SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ South Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 24 June. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or learn

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the June SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with

Extension of Temporary Changes to EHCP Legislation

We previously shared with you information about the temporary changes to the law regarding Education Health and Care (EHC) plans during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was followed by a factsheet from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) explaining the changes in more detail. On Friday

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IAS Manchester Working Hours (Margarette)

Source: Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchesterhttps://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=JqDaH0QWDh8 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IASM: While everyone is still in lockdown please contact us for advice/support using our e-mail parents@manchester.gov.uk or phone 0161 209 8356 between 8.30-4pm and leave your name, number and message and a

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IAS Manchester Working Hours (Andy)

Source: Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchesterhttps://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=JqDaH0QWDh8 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IASM: While everyone is still in lockdown please contact us for advice/support using our e-mail parents@manchester.gov.uk or phone 0161 209 8356 between 8.30-4pm and leave your name, number and message and a

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IAS Manchester Working Hours (Carl)

Source: Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchesterhttps://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=JqDaH0QWDh8 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IASM: While everyone is still in lockdown please contact us for advice/support using our e-mail parents@manchester.gov.uk or phone 0161 209 8356 between 8.30-4pm and leave your name, number and message and a

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IAS Manchester Working Hours (Jill)

Source: Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchesterhttps://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=JqDaH0QWDh8 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IASM: While everyone is still in lockdown please contact us for advice/support using our e-mail parents@manchester.gov.uk or phone 0161 209 8356 between 8.30-4pm and leave your name, number and message and a

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