About Us

Every Local Authority in England must commission an Information, Advice and Support (IAS) service for their area about; matters relating to children and young people with SEND, enabling them to participate in decision making processes, and help them to achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes.

The Rose Road Association is a charity that provides services for children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism, and their families. They are commissioned to provide an IAS service in the Southampton, Portsmouth, and West Berkshire areas. This website is for the Southampton service. To find out more about the Rose Road Association, head over to their website here.

What We Do


A service for those living or working with ages 0-25yrs with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Providing information established by SEND Law and practices, as well as local knowledge and signposting


Providing impartial advice on what steps to take in the areas of Education, Health and Social Care


Providing confidential individualised support to empower those who seek our assistance

What You Can Expect From Us

Our What To Expect Statement

We have created a document which explains who we are and what our service users can reasonably expect from us

IAS Minimum Standards

These are based on the requirements relating to support that IAS Services must provide, as set out in SEND law and on additional legal advice commissioned by the IASS Network

IASS Network

The IASSN are funded by the Department for Education to support the provision of IAS services in every local authority

Council for Disabled Children

The CDC are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

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