The former Parent Partnership Services have been rebranded as Ask Us Nottinghamshire
Ask Us Nottinghamshire is part of the Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) established in the County as part of the reforms to the systems of supporting special educational needs and disabilities introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014.
Ask Us Nottinghamshire fulfils many of the roles and functions that were previously undertaken by the Parent Partnership Service. The service provides impartial information, advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEND, aged 0- 25 years.
They will signpost to other agencies/organisations where wider support is required. They also have a telephone helpline for parents/carers and professionals, and will provide face-to-face support if requested where possible. This could include support with paperwork related to education issues (filling in forms, writing letters to school, providing a written account of the parent’s views of their child’s needs etc), attendance with parents/carers at school or other education-related meetings, information and advice regarding statutory processes.
They offer support to:
Parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who live in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Professionals working with such families can also access the service for specialist information and advice.
If you are interested in Ask Us Nottingham you can find their contact information below:
Who to contact: Edwina Cosgrove
Telephone: 0800 1217772
Website: IASS website
Monday – Friday Office open 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Helpline operates 9:30am – 3:30pm. Calls can be logged and requested outside of those times.