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 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


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

Understanding SEND

What are SEND? 

Glossary of SEND Terms

Who's who in SEND? 

The Local Offer

Guide to the Local Offer

National Organisations


SEND in Early Years

Early Years Guide

Early Years Education Funding 

Choosing a primary school


SEND Support in School

How to get the most out of school meetings


Education Health and Care Plans

EHC Plans

EHC Timeline


EHC Needs Assessments

Template parental request letter


Choosing a primary school

Choosing a primary school infographic

Transitioning to secondary school

8 top tips for transitioning to secondary school infographic

Preparing for adulthood

Personal Budgets

Carers wellbeing guide

EHC personal budget guide

Social care personal budget guide

Personal health budget guide

Personal budgets infographic

SEND Tribunals

SEND Tribunals guide 

SEND Tribunals infographic

SEN funding

SEN funding guide

SEN funding infographic

EHCP Annual Reviews

EHCP Annual Reviews

Disability discrimination

Disability discrimination guide

Disability discrimination infographic

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