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 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:

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 SSENDIASS Strategic Management Group (SMG), the SENDIASS Young Person's Service (SYPS) or how to become a peer mentor and volunteer.



Browse our groups