SENDIASS

About SENDIASS

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 SENDIASS service and KIDS provide a number of these services across the country. Each KIDS SENDIASS service has a local page with their contact details, local information and local resources.

Find your local SENDIASS service       

                     

My SENDIASS

My SENDIASS is for young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs or disabilities. 

Useful links

SENDIASS minimum standards

KIDS policies

Latest Covid-19 updates

Covid-19 resources

Partnerships



We are part of the Information, Advice & Support Services Network for SEND.

KIDS SENDIASS

KIDS is one of the leading providers of Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) which provide information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The services are free, impartial, confidential and accurate. The services are for children and young people aged 0 – 25 who have or may have SEND, their parents and carers. 

As part of the Children and Families Act 2014 it is a legal requirement that all local authorities ensure children and young people with SEND and their parents have access to a SENDIASS service. As statutory services (ones that must be provided by law) SENDIASS are all funded by the Local Authority (LA). However, they are all expected to be at ‘arm's length’ of the local authority and to provide impartial information, advice and support. You can read KIDS SENDIAS impartiality policy here.

KIDS SENDIASS work to the Minimum Standards for SENDIASSYou can watch this short animation explaining more about the minimum standards.  

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Find out more about our KIDS SENDIASS policies.

KIDS

KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England.

We act with disabled children, young people and their families to change the system and secure the resources to which they are entitled. We create opportunities for them to take part in play, learning, leisure, skills training and social activities. Above all we empower disabled children and young people to achieve equal rights and opportunities, creating a more inclusive society for all.

KIDS’ vision is a society where disabled children, young people and their families enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

Learn more about KIDS.

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