Role of a SENDIASS volunteer

SENDIASS volunteers are trained volunteers who can offer support to parents/carers of children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A volunteer can help by:

  • helping service users to make sense of any letters, reports and documents they receive
  • supporting at workshops
  • helping parents/carers prepare for meetings
  • attending school or LA meetings with parents/carers
  • helping parents/carers to make sure their child’s views are heard
  • looking at the choices that are available to meet your child's needs 
  • helping parents/carers to be fully involved in the assessment and EHC Plan process
  • helping parents/cares to communicate with school

Why become a SENDIASS volunteer?

SENDIASS volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Our volunteers often join the SENDIASS team because they have an interest in special educational needs, have worked in education or are themselves a parent of a child with special educational needs.

Volunteering with SENDIASS will enable you to expand your knowledge of special educational needs. You will learn and develop new skills, work with new people, develop knowledge of the legal framework and boost your CV credentials while making a positive difference for families.

You will benefit from comprehensive training provided by the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA). This training can cost up to £2000 for a public or private sector employee but is offered as part of our training package for free.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a SENDIASS Volunteer, please contact us on 01709 336423 or email Andrew.Lound@rotherham.gov.uk

Contact us about volunteering

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a SENDIASS Volunteer, please contact

Telephone: 01709 336423