Local Offer
Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Information, Advice And Support Services Network (IASS Network)

Type of service:
National Organisation
Wakley Street, National Children's Bureau, 8, London, EC1V 7QE
Telephone number:
0207 843 6051
Email address:
Service description:
The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASS Network) provide training and support to local Information Advice and Support (IAS) Services across England. The IASS Network was previously known as the National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN), who undertook a similar role with local Parent Partnership Services. The IASS Network is funded to provide this support by the Department for Education (DfE).

What does the IASS Network do?

•Provides a range of information, advice and support to IAS Services.
•Promotes the development and standards of IAS Services.
•Provides training to IAS Services on relevant subjects including the law on SEN and disability, health and social care (with IPSEA).
•Promotes service impartiality and arrangements that ensure IAS Services are operating at arm’s length from their local authority.
•Provides a national picture of the work of IAS Services through the annual ‘Benchmarking’ report.
•Promotes dialogue and collaboration between IAS Services and other partners.
•Engages strategically with DfE on key issues arising for IAS Services.
•Supports an e-forum for all IAS Services through which relevant information can be sent and discussed.
•Works with the National Network of Parent Carer Forums to improve the working relationships between IAS Services and parent carer forums.
•Facilitates the SEN Information Group - a network of organisations that provide direct advice and support to families of children with SEND.
Our vision is that disabled children and young people, and those with SEN, and their parents, have access to high quality Information, Advice and Support Services, which are widely respected as an impartial source of information and support.
Not provided
Age range:
0 - 0
Eligibility criteria:
  • Child With Additional Needs
Referral route:
  • Contact Service Direct
Last updated on:

​Is this information incorrect?

If you are the provider of this service and your details are incorrect, please let us know by completing our online form.

If you need to register your service please fill out our online registration form.

Updated budget timeline 2018/19

View on Facebook

Save someone in need. Give the gift of life.

If you needed an organ transplant would you have one? We’re campaigning with NHS Blood and Transplant to educate young people about #OrganDonation. M...

View on Facebook

Signing up to NHS register as a young person means that someday you could save lives as a donor—by leaving behind the gift of life. Help save someone ...

View on Facebook

Breast Cancer - Be Clear on Cancer

Today, Public Health England are launching their Be Clear on Cancer ‘breast cancer in women over 70’ campaign. If you've noticed changes to your breas...

View on Facebook

Over the next few days we will be sharing quotes from some of the older children in care and the difference their foster carers have made to them. Co...

View on Facebook

Northamptonshire Shared Lives service for vulnerable adults rated outstanding

View on Facebook
17/02/2017 15:57
22/12/2016 09:10
test highways news release
31/08/2016 22:00
Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
31/08/2016 22:00
This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.