IAS Services - Commissioning Guidance

In 2017 the IASS Network gathered together a working group to support the development of guidance for commissioning/establishing IAS Services. Completed and released in January 2018, this guidance has been funded by the Department for Education, and is intended to support local authority officers and senior staff in partner commissioning bodies to develop and review their joint arrangements in commissioning high quality, impartial Information, Advice and Support Services (IASS) in accordance with the relevant law and statutory guidance. It should also be of relevence to Ofsted and Care Quality Commission joint local area SEND inspections, and local parent and youth Forums.