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Welcome to SENDIASS Rutland

SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service.


Welcome to SENDIASS

SENDIASS Rutland offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.

How we can help

We can offer you advice and information on key issues like Special Educational Needs and provision. We can also offer support on Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans and matters relating to social care and health.

We can also give you practical support with tasks such as:

  • Understanding complicated documents and reports
  • Completing paperwork
  • Attending meetings with you to ensure your views are heard

Contact us to discuss how we can support you.



SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service.

Who we support

At SENDIASS Rutland we can provide information and advice for:

  • Parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 – 25 in Rutland who are concerned about their child/young persons educational progress
  • Children and young people aged 0 – 25 in Rutland with SEND who are concerned about the educational progress they are making or the support they are receiving

For more about the Rutland service, go to our About SENDIASS Rutland page.

Get Started

The information, advice and support we provide is confidential, impartial and non-judgemental, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.

You can also find out more in our SENDIASS Frequently Asked Questions.

What is an Information, Advice and Support (IAS) service?

How must information, advice and support services be run to meet the minimum standards?

What must information, advice and support services do to meet the minimum standards?

Covid-19 Service Update

Crisis helpline for vulnerable people

Rutland County Council have a dedicated crisis helpline if you have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and have no one to support you.

The helpline is available if you are following the government’s ‘shielding’ guidance and have concerns about:

  • getting food
  • getting your medicines
  • feeling isolated and you need some support

The crisis helpline is also available if you don’t meet the government’s criteria for ‘extremely vulnerable’ but do need immediate support.

If you are vulnerable, self-isolating, have no one to get you food and medicines and are not in receipt of a government food parcel, please call.

Call the helpline:

T: 01572 729 603

Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm (including bank holidays)

You can find more about changes and information for businesses and those affected by the current coronavirus situation: Rutland County Council COVID-19 Information.

We've changed our name

SENDIASS Rutland was previously Rutland Information Advice and Support Service (RIASS). From January 2018 this service is provided by SENDIASS Leicester.
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