Dorset Send Information, Advice And Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership Service)

The Dorset SEND ( Special Educational Needs and Disability) Information, Advice and Support Service offers free impartial, confidential, information, advice and support to children and young people aged from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and/or disability and their parents/carers. The service can help by offering advice, information and support on how to express your views for assessments or meetings, find other support, help with disagreements and listening to concerns and talking to you about your choices and options.


Venue address
SENDIASS Monkton Park
Winterborne Monkton


Opening times
Mon: 08:40-17:20
Tue: 08:40-17:20
Wed: 08:40-17:20
Thu: 08:40-17:20
Fri: 08:40-16:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Sendiass Officers work closely with the local council, education and training providers, the voluntary sector and other agencies. Contact details: Contact Rebecca Maslen for Christchurch, Purbeck, Corfe Mullen and Lytchett on 07464 675467 or e-mail Contact Jane Schmidt for Ferndown, Wimborne, north and east Dorset on 07748 624609 or email Contact Catherine Breakwell for Dorchester, Weymouth & Portland on 07771 978404 or at
Referral information
Self Referral. Children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability that are in education or training, and/or their parents or carers, can contact the service via our email address or by phoning the SENDIASS Officer for their area. Contact Jane Schmidt for Christchurch, East and North Dorset - 07748 624609 or at Contact Anne Barker for West Dorset and Dorchester - 01300 341978 or at Contact Catherine Breakwell for Weymouth & Portland, Dorchester and Sherborne - 07771 978404 or at Details of the Officers are also on the Dorset SENDIASS website.¦
Age Range Details
0-18 years


Other Facilities
As all our Officers work from home, the majority of their support is via telephone and email. Regular drop-in sessions are held at different venues across the county. Individual face to face meetings can be arranged if necessary.

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Address: SENDIASS  Monkton Park  Winterborne Monkton  Dorchester  Dorset