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Bedford Borough SEND Independent Advice & Support Service SENDIASS (formerly SEND Advice)

The Bedford Borough SENDIASS (formerly Bedford SEND Advice) provide a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and or a disability (SEND). We also offer support to young people with SEN or a disability to help them access the best possible education. Bedford Borough SENDIASS Service aims to encourage partnership between parents, carers and young people with those responsible for their education and training.

How to contact us

Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday during term time.  If we don't answer your call immediately it is because we are supporting other families.  Please leave a short brief message with your contact details.  We will call you back at the earliest opportunity.  Alternative email you enquiry to   

As an impartial service we ask that the parent/carer or young person contact the service direct to book an appointment slot. We are unable to accept referrals from third parties

What do we do?

We provide confidential support concerning educational issues for residents of Bedford Borough. We are impartial from school, local authority, health, social care and other organisations to provide advice and support.

We are a small service who aim to respond to enquires as quickly as possible. 

Where appropriate SENDIASS will offer a 20 minute bookable appointment between 10am and 2pm term time only. 


Who to contact


Where to go

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
TERM TIME ONLY 9am to 5pm, bookable slot between 10am to 2pm
Time of day

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old