About us

A free and confidential service offering impartial information, advice and support on issues relating to a child's or young person’s special educational needs or disability

Support4SEND works with parent carers, and with children and young people from 0 to 25, in Hampshire.

What is SEND

The term SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities) is a broad description for anyone who needs additional help to progress and achieve in education.

Children and young people might need extra help because they have: 

  • a medical condition or health needs
  • a learning difficulty like dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • difficulties with communication
  • difficulties with social interactions 
  • a physical disability
  • behavioural difficulties and frustrations

You do not have to have a diagnosis. Support4SEND works with anyone who needs additional help.

Contacts and referrals

We can be contacted by parent carers, young people, children and professionals.

Support4SEND works closely with Parent Voice to provide Information, Advice and Support in Hampshire. Their expertise is in Leisure, Social Care and Health.

We also work with the Independent Support Service who coordinate additional support through the Education Health and Care needs assessment process.

Support4SEND is part of the Information Advice and Support Service Network (IASSN).