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Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services

IPAS > Special Education > Procedural Safeguards Procedural Safeguards

Procedural  Safeguards are a set of rules and procedures that are part of both federal and state regulations that define and protect the rights of parents and their children with disabilities, as well as, give parents, school personnel and service providers a mechanism for resolving disputes.

Procedural safeguards affirm the right of parents…
• To be fully informed
• To participate in the process
• To notice and consent
• To have personally identifiable information held in confidence
• To examine all relevant records
• To a timely and impartial resolution of disputes

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NOTICE OF PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS (Effective August 13, 2008) www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/speced/docs/2008-10-14-ProceduralSafeguards.pdf - 2009-01-26 - Text Version