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 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.

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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 a disability?

You're disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal activities

What is disability discrimination?

Disability discrimination is when you are treated unfairly or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates to your disability. 

Where can disability discrimination occur?

  • At work 
  • In an education setting (school or college etc.)
  • While shopping 
  • Eating out 
  • Staying in a hotel 
  • Transport and travelling 

Contact your local SENDIASS if you need advice and support on disability discrimination.

Read our full guide on disability discrimination here

See our infographic on disability discrimination here 


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