Our service for children and young people

DiAS Young People LogoAre you aged 25 or under?

Do you have, or think you have, special educational needs or a disability (SEND)?

Do you live in Devon?

If you have answered YES to these questions, then we are here to help.

It’s important to have a say in your education, the support you get and what you want in the future.

We can help you to do that by giving you information, advice and support.

DiAS is………

Impartial – that  means we don’t take sides or tell anyone what to do. We give you information that will help you make your own decisions and choose what is best for you.
Confidential –  the things we talk about together and any emails or texts will be private, unless you say it’s OK to tell someone. If we are worried about your safety we will have to tell someone.

We can work together to support you in a way that works best for you. You can talk to us by text, email, phone or video call or we can meet face to face. We can talk about school, college, education and training, support you in a meeting and tell you your legal rights. DiAS Officers can also help you ask questions about your education or find ways for you to share what you think – so people will know what it is that you want.

We can support any child or young person with special educational needs or a disability, age up to 25. If you’re under 16 your parents or carers will need to be involved in any decisions. If you’re over 16 you can often make your own decisions. But if it helps your parents or carers can also be involved.

DiAS has two staff who work specifically supporting children and young people – Amy and Jane. But you can get support from any of our DiAS Officers.

You can make contact by filling out our contact form, phoning us on 01392 383080 or sending us an email. From there, you can decide how and when you’d like to talk.

Or, you can have a look at our pages for young people. There is one about the kind of support we can give, and one about information. This includes our factsheets for young people and details of other places where you can get help.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Page published July 2020 Due for review July 2021