The Hull Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years).

We also offer a separate SENDIASS service specifically for those over 16.

"KIDS have opened our eyes to the whole system how it works and what help there is for us, we now know we don’t have to struggle alone"

"I think it’s a fantastic service you provide for family’s, before I heard about KIDS, I didn’t know which way to turn, and am very grateful for all the work you did to get my son into a school which has given him a lot more opportunity"

"My Parent Partnership person goes above and beyond for us couldn’t ask for more"

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered at Hull SENDIASS includes:


  • Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
  • Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • Personalisation of personal budgets
  • Information on the local authority’s processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
  • Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
  • Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
  • Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal

The type and range of support offered at Hull SENDIASS for those over 16 can support young people by:

  • Providing information, advice and support to young people (and if they choose, their parents/carers) on issues relating to education, health and social care.
  • Ensuring the information, advice and support is accessible and meaningful to the young person.
  • To use a key working approach and become a single point of contact for the young person, to ensure a holistic and coordinated provision of services and support.
  • Encouraging self advocacy and ensuring that young people can participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.


Who is the service for?

The service is for parents who have a child/children, up to the age of 19, that has/have Special Education Needs.

Young people's SENDIASS:
Young People aged 16 – 25 who have special educational needs or a disability.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.


Day Time
Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to access this service:

Parents and families can self refer themselves to access this service using the contact details below.


Phone: 01482 467540