The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people.
The service is free, impartial and confidential.
KIDS SENDIASS have developed resources providing information and advice for parents, carers, professionals and young people.
It is a legal requirement that all local authorities have a SENDIAS service and KIDS provide a number of these services across the country. Each KIDS SENDIAS service has a local page with their contact details, local information and local resources.
Find your local SENDIASS service here
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My SENDIASS for young people aged 16 - 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.
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Connor's family has been supported in getting him back into education after being Electively Home Educated. Read more
Harriet has a diagnosis of of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). She has recently experienced bullying/teasing at school. Read about how her mum got the school to acknowledge her ongoing concerns with the support of SENDIASS. Read more
Unmet needs in secondary school Read more
A journey through secondary school Read more
Supporting Cameron's family through the EHC plan (Edcucation Health and Care Plan) process.
Supporting Chloe's determination to continue with her child care course
Sophie finds her feet while continuing with education
Providing Alan with a safe space within the classroom environment
A chance at an education
Maria's SEN school
Declining an EHC plan
After being signed off school Heather has been trying to access education. Read Heather's story here.
Using origami through the EHC plan process
Finding Luna a new school
Lorna is a single parent and primary carer for seven children and young people. Here is her experience with getting the right support throughout the EHC plan process.
Mediation through SENDIASS
Seeking the right help