Information, Advice and Support

What is an IASS?

An Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) video for children and young people, what they are and how they can help?

Who We Can Help

  • Are you aged 25 or under?
  • Are you disabled or do you have special educational needs?

Special educational needs are when you need extra support to learn things.

The law says that you can get information, advice and support.

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What We Can Help With

You can come to us if you want some help with getting the right kind of:

  • Support at school, college or training
  • Health services
  • Care and support

Most people who are 16 years old or more and have finished year 11 can make their own decisions about their school or support.

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Your Parents or Carers

If you would like a parent or carer to help then that is OK. It is up to you.

If you are under 16 years old, then we will need to talk to your parents or carers before we make any decisions.

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About our Service

Our service is impartial. This means we will not tell you what to do. We will not take sides.

We will give you the information and support you need to make your own choices.

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Our service is confidential. This means our meetings will be private. We will only tell people what we talk about if you say it is ok. We also need to tell someone if we think you are in danger of being hurt.

If you are not happy with our support then please tell us how we can make it better!

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How to Contact PIAS

You can contact us in several ways:

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Young People Resources

Also see our Young People’s Resources and other Resources.