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Luton SENDIAS service

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The Luton Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) was previously known as the Luton Parent Partnership.

​The information, advice and support provided is to help enable children, young people and their parents/ carers to participate in decisions regarding their education needs, in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

We provide information and support to:

  • parents/ carers of children with SEN or disabilities
  • children and young people with SEN or disabilities

What can Luton SENDIAS do?

We offer confidential, impartial and accurate information relating to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability. This includes:


  • SEN Code of Practice - 2001 and 2014
  • special education need processes
  • your rights and options
  • how you can access support – including independent support


  • listen and provide encouragement
  • help you make sense of information and apply it to your own situation
  • discuss options and look at the possible consequences of the choices available to you


  • supporting you in discussions with the local authority, school or other settings
  • attending meetings with you
  • helping you understand official reports and write letters
  • provide you with a volunteer who can support you

Additional support available relating to educational health care plans

Independent SupportWe also offer independent support which is a government funded programme, managed by the council for disabled children to provide additional independent supporters to support parents, carers and young people through the education health care assessment and planning process. Independent supporters can support the annual review process including at annual review meetings.

See the independent support leaflet below for more information.

Who to contact if you need information, advice or support relating to the special education needs

You can contact our SENDIAS Advisers: 

Our Lead Independent Supporter is available on 01582 548161, Monday to Thursday.

You can also access information and advice and about the role of the Independent Supporter on this site. Or, via the national Contact a Family helpline which is open from 9.30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). The telephone number is 0808 808 3555.




 Contact information

Cathy Doran, SENDIASS
Futures House, The Moakes, Marsh Farm, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3QB
Tel: 01582 548156 / admin: 01582 548094
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