Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service Commissioning Consultation

Closed 8 Jan 2019

Opened 14 Nov 2018


Bristol City Council has a duty under the Children and Families Act 2014 to provide impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), and their parents or carers, regarding their education, and any health or social care needs related to their education.  This support is delivered in Bristol through the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS service).

Bristol City Council and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group propose to re-commission Bristol’s SENDIAS service from 2019-2022 with an increased budget of £140,000 each year.

Many of the changes to the new service are required to meet national Information, Advice and Support Minimum standards.

We would like to know what you think about our proposals for some aspects of the future service which are additional to what is required in the minimum standards.


  • All Areas


  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Service Users


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years
  • Disability