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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An Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is an assessment of the education, health care and social care needs of the child or young person. Read more
An EHC plan is a legal document that explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life. Read more
What is SEN support? Who can get SEN support? A guide to help you understand SEN support in schools. Read more
Top tips to help parents choose a primary school. Click here to watch the choosing a school video. Read more
8 tips to help parents with the SEND primary to secondary school transition
Get advice and support on access arrangements
A list of resources to help you navigate the world of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
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An EHC plan is a legal document that explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.
An Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is an assessment of the education, health care and social care needs of the child or young person.
The annual review process and the annual review meeting take place once a year to review an education, health and care plan.
A guide on how to appeal to the Send Tribunal regarding your child's Educational Health Care Plan (EHC plan).
A guide to help young people and their families in the transition into adulthood.
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An quick guide on SEN funding
How to get support for your child in the early years (0 to 5 years old).