Support for special education needs

Information, Advice and Support Services (IASS)

Independent information, advice and support services (IASS) are available for disabled children and young people, those with special educational needs, and their parents.

In Thurrock, IASS are provided by Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT), replacing the previous Parent Partnership Service. Their services are free, impartial and confidential.

PATT provides information and advice to parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years-old, supporting families through:

  • the education, health and care plan (EHCP) assessment process
  • the conversion of educational statements into an EHCP
  • the appeals process
  • mediation and tribunal
  • working with schools and other educational professionals

Contact Parent Advisory Team Thurrock:

Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT)
The Beehive, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP

: 01375 389 894