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Monitoring Group

Rotherham SENDIASS provides impartial information, advice and support. We work with:

  • parents and carers of children or young people up to age 25 with special educational needs or disabilities
  • children up to age 16 who have special educational needs or disabilities

The service is managed as an in-house but ‘arm's-length’ service of Rotherham Council.

We follow the Quality Standards for impartial Information, Advice and Support Services. The Standards provide a detailed framework for good practice in services like ours. This is based on clear accountability and promoting customer involvement.

We have established a Monitoring Group to review and develop our service. The group members are a broad representation, most of whom are parents. The group chair is an agreed member, who is independent of the service.

All members of the group are equal partners. We recognise, respect and value their individual knowledge, skills and views.

Role of the Monitoring Group

  • To make sure the service maintains its 'arm's length' status from the Council
  • to guide the development of the service in line with the Quality Standards
  • to check the effectiveness and impartiality of the service
  • to have a mechanism to feedback to the Council on the above


Meetings take place on a regular agreed basis, or by using a virtual model. Parents and carers can claim expenses for transport and parking. This is in line with Council policy.

See meeting minutes

View the terms of reference

View the Quality Standards for impartial Information, Advice and Support Services

Information Advice and Support Services Network

Join the group

If you are or have been a service user and would like to join the group, please contact us.

Please ensure you give us the following details:

  • your name
  • your child’s name
  • your child’s date of birth
  • your address
  • your contact details
  • your email address (we use this for any virtual meetings)

Please state clearly on the email that you are interested in joining our Monitoring Group.

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