About us

Devon, Information, Advice and Support service (DIAS) is a free, confidential and impartial information and advice service set up to support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

DIAS also provides advice and support to children and young people from 0-25 who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), with legally based and easily accessible information around all aspects of education, health and social care.

An impartial service

DIAS is an impartial service that works closely with partners including the local authority, schools, social services, health organisations and the voluntary sector. We are part of the National Information Advice and Support Service Network (IASSN) that operates throughout the whole of the UK. DIAS is made up of a range of professionals, including Information, Advice and Support Officers (IASOs), a dedicated enquiry line and volunteers. Each IASO is responsible for an area in the Devon Local Authority and are supported by a small team of DIAS Volunteers.

Find out more

You can find out more about our role in the SEND code of Practice 0-25 and the Quality Standards.

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