The new name for the service will be North Northants SEND IAS Service (NNIAS) .
This change is happening as a result of the Local Authority splitting into two Unitary Councils.
The change will happen on 1 April 2023.
It is a duty of each Local Authority to provide an arm's length service to children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families, and this will continue.
You can still expect a supportive, child focused service from us, we will continue to work at arm's length of the council. North Northants SEND IAS Service will continue to provide free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support.
Our branding will be changing after consultation with the NPFG - North Northants parent forum Group and with the Young People's IASS Advisory Council. The change in branding will support you to know you are contacting the correct team for your locality.
There are plans for a larger staff team covering the North Northants area than was previously allocated when the service was county wide. The team will include a Service manager, an administrator, one IAS Officer and three case workers. There are more staff in the new structure.
One of the benefits of these changes, is that staff will have greater knowledge and understanding of the local offer, schools and local resources.
North Northants SEND IAS Service will continue to work in co-production with children and their families - they will continue their commitment to involving children and young people with SEND and their families by becoming a signatory of the North Northants 'Co-production Charter'.
North Northants SEND IAS Service will still provide advice and guidance - you can continue to contact them on 01604 364772 until we update you further.
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If you have any suggestions about how we can improve NNIAS further, please don't hesitate to get in touch.