Education Support

We Are Beams as part of TOTIUS was commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children over the last four years to provide Independent Support for parents, children and young people to support their Education Advice needs. The Independent Support programme was always intended to be a time-limited resource, supporting the transition from Statements to Educational Health and Care Plans, and has now come to an end since October 2018.

Our Family Advisors now offer Education advice through the drop-in sessions throughout the three areas we serve. Please click here for more information on venues and dates for the drop-in sessions in your local area. 

From August 2018 advice and support will also continue to be available to families through their local SEND Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) and also through the national Contact helpline.

Within Kent, the local SENDIASS service is provided by:

Information, Advice and Support Kent – IASK

Helpline: 03000 41 3000. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Address: Shepway Centre, Oxford Road, Maidstone, ME15 8AW
Telephone: 03000 412 412

Please see the links below for more information on EHC Plans:

About EHC Plans


Annual Reviews of EHC plans


Kent County Council Local Offer: