What is Bucks SENDIAS

Volunteer for SENDIAS

You can help children and young people with SEND by volunteering with SENDIAS.

Our trained volunteer advisers provide advice to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers. Our trained volunteer administrators support the team in many ways including processing queries and supporting with events.

Our volunteer advisers are good listeners who care for others. They help children and young people with SEND, and their parents and carers, by:

  • explaining letters, reports and jargon
  • helping to prepare letters and paperwork
  • attending education, health and social care meetings
  • explaining SEN Support and Education, Health and Care Plans

We will help you to find a role that suits your experience, and provide training and supervision.

To be recruited, you must:

  • be available to volunteer every week for at least 8 hours per week
  • undergo a selection process including interview
  • provide references
  • attend extensive initial and ongoing training
  • follow confidentiality and impartiality rules
  • if selected as a volunteer adviser, you must reach or exceed the passmark for an online SEND law training course

You will also need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Contact us to find out more