All posts by Sarah Smith

DiAS support for young people

  • Post Date: May 05 2020

Are you a young person in Devon struggling a bit with what is happening at the moment? Did you know that DiAS direct supports young people as well as parents…

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Council for Disabled Children FAQs about coronavirus

  • Post Date: Mar 31 2020

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collect resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young…

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Open letter from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families

  • Post Date: Mar 25 2020

We have been asked to share this open letter to parents, carers, children and young people with SEND from Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families…

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New DiAS factsheet about exam support

  • Post Date: Mar 13 2020

If your child has SEND, they may be able to have extra support when sitting tests and exams. This includes SATS, GCSEs and A Levels. This extra support is sometimes…

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New Ambassador Volunteer Induction training in Tiverton

  • Post Date: Feb 25 2020

Are you a parent, carer and/or professional interested in championing change and influencing policy for children and young people with special educational needs or disability (SEND)? The Ambassador Volunteer Project…

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How to help your child be heard – training in Barnstaple and Tavistock

  • Post Date: Jan 28 2020

We’re really sorry that due to the growing concerns and impact of COVID-19, following current advice from the Government and NHS England, we have decided to postpone the training taking…

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DiAS 2018-19 annual report out now!

  • Post Date: Jan 22 2020

This week saw the publication of our annual report for 2018-19 and in it you can find details about what we achieved, the number of people we supported and how…

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New SEND parent group launches in Holsworthy!

  • Post Date: Jan 16 2020

A new group has been set up in Holsworthy to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Holsworthy SEND information, advice and support group was set up by…

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New Year drop-in sessions in North Devon

  • Post Date: Dec 17 2019

If you’re in North Devon and looking for information and support about any SEND issue, you can now talk to Kate or Jane directly at our new bookable one to…

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Ambassador volunteer project gets off to a great start!

  • Post Date: Dec 03 2019
Your child's voice matters

DiAS and DPCV (Devon Parent Carer Voice) are working together on a new ambassador volunteer project. It aims to help parents and carers get their voices heard, inform themselves and…

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