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The Northamptonshire Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) is changing!

07 February 2023

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The new name for the service will be West Northants SEND IAS Service.

This change is happening following the Local Authority split into two Unitary Councils in April 2021. Therefore, the West Northants SEND IAS Service will cover Northampton, Daventry and South Northants.

The change will happen on 1 April 2023.

It is a duty of each Local Authority to provide an arm’s length service to children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families, and this will continue.

You can still expect a supportive, child focused service from us and we will continue to work at arm’s length of the Council. West Northants SEND IAS Service will continue to provide free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support. Staff will continue to be independently trained and have an understanding of the local offer, schools and local resources.

Our branding will be changing after consultation with the Northamptonshire Parent Forum Group (NPFG) and with the IASS Young People’s Advisory Council. The change in branding will support you to know you are contacting the correct team for your locality.

West Northants SEND IAS Service will continue to work in co-production with children and their families.

West Northants SEND IAS Service will still provide advice and support – you can continue to contact them on 01604 364772 until we update you further.

You can still reach us online on at IASS Northants or email us on [email protected] or [email protected]

If you have any suggestions about how we can improve WNIAS further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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