WESAIL Policies and Standards
WESAIL have moved
*Update April 2022 *
On 1st April our new contact email for the WESAIL service became WESAIL@family-action.org.uk
We welcome and appreciate your patience in changing all our documents, responding to emails and updating this page.
Our new website is www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/wesail/
Our new phone number is 01924 965588.
To find out about our policies on how we may use your details, our service and what to do it you have a complaint about WESAIL, please see the policies listed below.
The new Minimum Standards for Information Advice and Support Services (IASS, sometimes known as SENDIASS) were finalised in September 2018. These are part of the Information Advice and Support Programme (IASP) and will be the basis of future operational plans and linked funding in 2019/20.
The standards were drawn up by a group of IASS managers, parents, Local Authority representatives and the chair of the IASP board, in consultation with the Department for Education. They are based on the law, the SEND Code of Practice and the IASS Quality Standards (which they now supersede). The consultation process received feedback from IAS Services, LA staff, third sector organisations, health services and parents.
We use the term ‘advocacy’ in these standards, and we are using a definition of advocacy which we think accurately describes the work and role of IASS.
An easy-read version of the standards is available to download below.