The Information Advice and Support Programme is a national government initiative which commenced in June 2018 and will initially run until March 2020.
The programme seeks to ensure that in every local authority area, children and young people with SEND and their parents have access to impartial and free information, advice and support covering SEND issues – including the offer of a Helpline and online advice which is provided by Contact.
The programme is led by the Council for Disabled Children and funded by the Department for Education. The programme is being delivered through a partnership arrangement between the Information, Advice & Support Services Network and Contact and IPSEA as legal training provider.
Read more about this major programme on the Council for Disabled Children website.