Impartial Support, Advice and Information on Special Educational Needs and Disability
Islington SENDias provide a SEND Advice line for parents and carers living in Islington staffed by IPSEA trained staff to provide high quality SEND advice at point of contact.
Advice line hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Call: 0203 031 6651
Or email the advice line: [email protected]
We aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 working days
We provide Impartial Information, Advice and Support on Special Educational Needs and Disability, for parents/carers and children and young people aged up to 25, who live in the London Borough of Islington. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We offer:
We run parent/ carer coffee mornings and themed workshops.
Next Islington SENDias Parent/ Carer Coffee
Friday 14th July 10am to 12pm Lough Road Centre, Lough Road. N7 8FF
SENDias Tribunal Workshop for Parents and Carers
Wednesday 21st June 10am to 12pm Lough Road Centre, Lough Road. N7 8FF
Everyone is welcome to come along, however please let us know by email or phone that you will be attending. Please note that these events are for parents/carers only and children cannot attend.
If you are aged 16 to 25, visit our young people’s area.
We aim to respond to your query within two working days. In the first instance we will aim to provide SEND information and advice via the advice line and where required offer a face to face case work appointment to support with form filling and/or meeting preparation.
We’d love to hear your feedback. Please fill in our online survey so that we can continue to improve our service.
We welcome your feedback on the support we give families. Download our Islington SENDIAS Complaints Form
For parents and carers:
Visit our Islington SENDIAS Useful Links and Downloads page to view our leaflets, links to local support organisations, helplines etc.
Family Action’s SEND information for parents and carers webpage offers useful information on topics as varied as money, health, leisure and education. You’ll also find a FAQs section and a list of national support organisations.
See the Council for Disabled Children website for video clips, focusing for instance on the EHCP Process and Person Centred Connection.
Here is a short animation to show the support available to young people with SEND and their families.
Other useful videos:
Contact Helpline – Freephone: 0808 808 3555 (9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, free from UK landlines and UK mobiles). Contact can give parents and carers with a disabled child aged 0 to 25 advice, information and support about any concern/question they might have.
FamilyLine is a free service available to support parents and carers manage the challenges of parenthood via telephone, text message and email. Whether it’s emotional support or practical advice on any aspect of parenting or broader family life, call: 0808 802 6666, text: 07537 404282 or email: [email protected].