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FREE Workshop at Gem Centre - Supporting children and young people in education.

Due to the popularity of our previous workshops, the Information, Advice and Support Service is offering parents and carers another opportunity to take part in our “Supporting children and young people in e…

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Contact a Family - New Guide

Do you need help with your child’s behaviour? – You are not alone. There are many reasons disabled children exhibit behaviour that challenges, and there are often complex reasons behind a child's behavi…

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Wolverhampton produces final Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for special educational needs and disability (SEND)

"You may recall us asking for your help to point out what is working well and what needs to improve in Wolverhampton for families where a child has additional needs.  This was to help compile the JSNA. …

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SEND inspection looms - calling all parents

Wolverhampton is preparing for an inspection that will examine how well the local area is embedding the Children and Families Act 2014.

In order to improve services and outcomes for disabled childre…

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Calling all young people โ€“ would you like to be on the big screen?

Not quite Hollywood but Wolverhampton needs you!  Some training is being developed for schools and for people working across education, health and social care about changes made to the law around special educatio…

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Aspirations, Hopes and Outcomes Workshop Feedback

Parents and carers joined us this month for a lively workshop led by Sue Briggs, aimed at understanding the differences between aspirations and outcomes, when planning future support for children and young pe…

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice & Support Service

iass-homepage-imageImpartial information, advice and support on matters relating to a child or young person’s special educational needs or disability from birth to 25 years.



We offer information, advice and support about:


  • Education, health and social care matters and relevant law
  • Support available in schools, early years and post 16 settings
  • Funding arrangements
  • How needs are identified and met
  • Disagreements and moving forward

Our team can offer individual support which may include:

  • Support at and preparing for meetings
  • Help to understand and complete processes and procedures
  • Help to participate in discussions and decision making
  • Liaising with services and organisations
  • Looking at positive outcomes