Support for parents/carers and young people
This page gives information about volunteering within the SENDIAS service.
SENDIASS provides volunteers who offer support/advice to parents, carers and young people. Which is offered in a confidential and impartial way.
An Independent supporters can help in a number of ways:
discussing letters and reports about SEND issues
helping to empower a parent/carer or young person to express their views and opinions around SEND issues
providing practical support during a meeting at school or college
Who are our volunteers?
Independent parental supporters are volunteers who come from across Tyneside and have a range of interests and expertise.
They often become a volunteer Independent Parental Supporter (IPS) because they have an interest in special educational needs, having worked in education or having been the parent or grandparent of a child with special needs themselves.
If you would like to volunteer contact us:
please email DAISS@barnardos.org.uk or telephone 0191 4784667
You can also find out more here: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/18159-special-educational-needs-champion-gateshead-sendias-service-2021-04-22
Click here to listen to a volunteer talk about their experience of volunteering with Gateshead SENDIAS service