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. 

Find out more about the SENDIAS minimum standards and our policies

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What is bullying?

Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else. It includes name calling, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. It can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally.

Bullying can take different forms like: 

  • Physical bullying: hitting, slapping or pushing someone
  • Verbal bullying: name calling, gossiping or threatening someone
  • Social bullying: intimidating, humiliating someone, ignoring or isolating someone
  • Cyber bullying: that takes place online. Online buying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.

For more information and advice on bullying read our full guide

See our infographic on bullying here

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