I am involved with the Youth Offending Service (“YOS”) - what education and training support can I access if I have special educational needs and/or a disability (“SEND”)?

If you have SEND, your YOS worker should give you information about support services.  They should also make sure that you get the support for education and training during any time you spend in custody (in prison).

How can Reading IASS help if you are in youth custody and have, or think you may have, special educational needs or a disability?

•          We offer free and unbiased information advice and support, which is kept private

•          We may be able to support you in meetings

•          If you agree, we can talk to the SEND team and/or the Youth Offending Service at

             Brighter Futures for Children about your needs and support

•          We can give you advice on rights around education, health and social care. We can

             help you get your views across if you disagree with decisions.

•          We can help you with paperwork to do with your education

•          If you agree, we can talk to your family members to help them to help you

For more detailed information about what should happen, please look at the downloadable document below or contact us on 0118 937 3421 or email iass@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

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