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Back to Bradford SENDIASS

Children & Young People


SENDIASS is service for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in the Bradford District. We can help you with any problems you might be having at school, and can also give you information about other services such as health or social care. For example a SENDIASS caseworker could:

  • Help you to arrange a meeting with teachers and other school staff about the help you need in school.
  • Help you to write down all the things you want to say at the meeting and even come along with you to make sure that you have the chance to say all the things you wanted to say.
  • Help you and your parents, teachers and other professionals to make a plan about how to meet your needs.

The following video explains what SENDIASS services are and how they can help:

Every area in England has a SENDIASS service by law, and every service has to meet standards to make sure we are providing a good quality service. Click on the link below to find out more about what to expect from your IASS service.

Easy Read IASS Minimum Standards

We will soon be running a termly young people’s focus group. If you are a child or young person with SEND who is interested in helping us develop and improve our service to be more child friendly we would love to hear from you. Your views and experiences are important to make sure that we are meeting the needs of children and young people. We will be planning fun activities to get your opinions on improving the service, designing resources for other young people and planning child friendly content for our social media. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and develop your confidence.  For more information please see leaflet below, or contact Debbie Jowett on 01274 513300 or

Young person’s focus group leaflet


From time to time we run sessions in schools for children and young people. These are arranged with school staff at different schools and colleges across Bradford. The purpose of these fun sessions is to teach children and young people about the SENDIASS service, how we can help and how you can get in touch with us. We also do a lot of creative activities including arts, media, games etc to gain children’s views on topics which are important to them such as moving schools, inclusion, making friends, bullying, and anything else that they might be worried about. We aim to help children and young people learn new skills and confidence, as well as making sure their voices and opinions are heard. Has SENDIASS visited your school? Did you enjoy the sessions? Do you have any ideas for activities or where we could visit next?

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