Decision details

SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) contract extension

Decision Maker: Director: Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision taken so the Council will continue to meet its legislative duties under the SEND Code of Practice 2015.


The Council has approved the use of the extension clause in the statutory SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) contract for 12 months until 31st of March 2023 at a cost of £140,000. Decision note’s the ongoing progress towards a full recommissioning of the service.

Alternative options considered:

One other option was considered, to end the existing contract in March 2022 and re-commission a new contract to start in April 2022. This was not taken forward as the preferred option because the current contract is performing well. The service is delivering good outcomes for children and young people as well as their families?and service users report very high satisfaction rates

Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 14/12/2021