Education Support

Family Advisors 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.

Our 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:


Further information / support

Parents may wish to look at Ipsea’s website for additional legally based information and resources including helpful template letters.
Ipsea’s vision is that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are able to fulfil their potential. With a mission to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families and carers, to get the appropriate education, training and support to which they are entitled under the law.

Sossen offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). They also have a regular advice clinic in Kent plus various online training events throughout the year.