About the SENDIASS service
We are a statutory service that offers confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents, carers and young people, to enable you to make informed decisions about your own or your child's special educational needs.
The service is available to all parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational need, between the ages of 0 and 25 that live in Barnet.
Our primary aim is to empower parents and carers to play a key role in their child/young person’s education.
We offer parent/carers and young people the opportunity to talk things through and voice their concerns.
Barnet SENDIASS can help parents, carers and young people to understand the law around special educational needs and what options are available to them.
We can also signpost you to other help available
What are learning difficulties and special education needs
Special educational needs (SEN)
SEN is when you have a learning difficulty that means you need special provision with your education.
A learning difficulty is when you have:
- a significantly greater difficulty in learning than most other people of the same age
- a disability which prevents or hinders you from using the facilities provided for others of the same age in mainstream educational facilities