Leeds SENDIASS news and events

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Service announcements

September 2023

Our service is experiencing a very high level of enquiries. We are currently aiming to respond to all voicemails, emails and web enquiries within 5 working days.

To help us to support you as quickly and efficiently as possible, we ask that you choose one method of contacting us and allow the 5 working days before following up on your query. Each additional contact would take a separate place in the queue and the duty officer would not be aware of them when responding to your initial enquiry received at an earlier date.

Also, as many of our enquires are linked to statutory processes with timescales, we are unable to prioritise contacts marked as urgent for response. Unfortunately, we are unable to contact local authority teams on your behalf regarding complaints, including delays with EHC needs assessments and plans. Our service can provide information and advice on complaint rights and procedures, which is also available on our website: www.leedssendiass.co.uk.

July 2023

The Leeds SENDIASS steering group met in July 2023. If you would like to receive a copy of the meeting minutes, please email leedssendiass@leeds.gov.uk

Drop-in advice sessions

Drop-in sessions for the new academic year 23/24 are currently under review.

Information sessions

Join our virtual information sessions for information and advice on the most requested SEND Topics.

If you can no longer attend the session you have booked onto, please could you cancel your booking or let us know in advance of the session. It allows us to offer the support elsewhere to our service users.

Session dates are released in half termly blocks.

SEND support in mainstream schools

This information session covers what SEND support can be accessed in school, requesting, preparing for and attending SEND meetings, the Graduated Response, reasonable adjustments, and receiving support from other agencies.        

Next dates:

  • Wednesday 20th September at 5:15pm
  • Wednesday 11th October at 12:30pm
Click here to book your place.

EHC needs assessments

This information session covers how to request an assessment, guidance for filling in the application forms, information on the process, including time lines.        

Next dates:

  • Thursday 21st September at 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 4th October at 5:15pm
Click here to book your place.

Refusal to Assess Appeals

The information session will cover appealing decisions to the SEND tribunal in relation to an EHC needs assessment, including mediation, the tribunal process, and preparing paperwork.        

Next dates:

  • Tuesday 26th September at 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 18th October at 5:15pm
Click here to book your place.

More SEND news and events

Find out more about other SEND news and events, happening both locally and nationally.

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  • March 2023 - SEND Transformational Reform
  • The Government have announced their plan for better, fairer access to high quality special educational needs and disabilities support. You can read more about this here.