Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).

We give free and neutral advice and help to all young people who need it. We also help parents and carers of children and young people who:

  • have, or might have, a special educational need or disability (SEND)
  • are aged 0 to 25 years old
  • live in the borough of Barnsley


You can find more of our videos on our YouTube channel. You can also find out more about us and what we can offer in the about SENDIASS section.

What is SEND?

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty. It could also be a disability that means they need special health and education support.

Learn more about SEND by browsing the websites:

Take a look at what we've been working on

You can read our SENDIASS annual report for 2023 to see what we've been working on.

Take a look at other things we've been working on:

Refer yourself or your child

About Barnsley SENDIASS

Browse our referral policy and annual reports and find out how to contact us or complain.

More about Barnsley SENDIASS

Information, advice and support

Find answers to your questions, including how your nursery, school, college or local authority can help.

Get information, advice and support

Our groups

Find out about the SENDIASS Strategic Management Group (SMG), or how to become a peer mentor and volunteer.



Browse our groups