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.

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.

What does bullying look like?

Bullying can take different forms, including:

  • 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.

Full guide

Click on the button below for more information and advice on bullying. You can also see our infographic on bullying.

A full guide to bullying

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