Get confidential and impartial advice about SEND

The Lambeth information, advice and support service (LIASS) provides parents and carers with what you need to know about your child’s special educational needs at school or college.

Are you the parent or carer of a child with special educational needs or a disability?

We can help if you:

  • are worried about your child’s progress at school
  • need help or advice about an education, health and care plan.

We offer advice separate from the council and can:

  • provide a free and confidential service
  • provide accurate and impartial information
  • help you to understand your rights, as well as the roles and responsibilities of agencies and professionals
  • let you know what to expect from schools and the council
  • support you so that your views are heard and understood
  • put you in touch with other organisations that can help.

View our guides at the bottom of this page for information on specific areas.

Drop-in sessions

We run free and confidential drop-in sessions every month where you can get information and advice on SEN-related issues.

No appointments are necessary.

The sessions are from 10.00am-12.30pm at the Mary Sheridan Centre, Wooden Spoon House, 5 Dugard Way, SE11 4TH.

2020 dates:

  • 10 and 24 January
  • 7 and 21 February
  • 6 and 20 March
  • 3 and 17 April
  • 1, 15 and 29 May
  • 12 and 26 June
  • 10 July

Contact us

For more information on our service:

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pdf LIASS confidentiality policy 121.72 KB
pdf LIASS: Choosing a school 229.17 KB
pdf LIASS: Educational psychologists 216.93 KB
pdf LIASS: Personal budgets 190.9 KB
pdf LIASS: SEN support in mainstream schools 176.16 KB
pdf LIASS: What if I disagree? 333.45 KB
pdf LIASS impartiality policy 31.4 KB
pdf LIASS steering group terms of reference 31.52 KB
pdf LIASS: EHCP needs assessments 230.56 KB
pdf LIASS: EHCPs 197 KB