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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Welcome to East Riding Children and Young Person's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS. It is a free, confidential and impartial service for Children and Young People aged up to 25. 

The service aims to provide information and advice about matters relating to young people’s SEN or disabilities, including matters relating to health and social care across the whole of the East riding of Yorkshire including: 

  • Law on SEN & Disability, health and social care, through suitably independently trained staff
  • Local policy and practice
  • The Local Offer
  • Personalisation and Personal Budgets
  • Advice for children and young people and their parent/carers on gathering, understanding, interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • The Local Authority's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedure and means of redress.

The service also aims to promote independence and self-advocacy for children and young people whilst advocating on the young person’s behalf where necessary.

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered at East Riding Young Person's SENDIASS includes:

  • Individual casework and representation
  • Telephone support and advice
  • Email, text and web based information
  • Support with interpreting information and letter writing
  • Support in meetings and reviews
  • Signposting to alternative sources of advice, information and support that may be available locally or nationally
  • Support in arranging or attending early disagreement resolution meetings
  • Providing information and support on complaints processes including those within health, education, and social care

Who is the service for?

Children and Young People aged up to 25 who have special educational needs and/or a disability.

How much does it cost?

The service is free

Times of service

Monday to Friday   9am to 5pm

How do Children and/or a Young Person access the service?

Parents and Children and Young People can self-refer themselves to access this service using the contact details below.

We need your help - Please give us feedback about our website.  

Contact Details

Michelle Marlow Young Person's SENDIASS Coordinator

Phone: 01482 467541
Email: [email protected]


Coronavirus Update

  • What parents and carers need to know re: early years, schools and colleges - 16th March 2021 update from the DfE.

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Young People

The law says young people have the right to get information, advice and support for themselves.

East Riding SENDIASS work with young people aged 16 - 25 who need extra help because of special educational needs, a disability or health needs.

Our service is free.

You can use our service on your own or with your parents or carers.

Our service is impartial. This means we will not tell you what to do but give you the information and support to help you make your own choices.

Our service is confidential. This means we will not tell other people what you have said unless you  have agreed that they can or you are at risk of being hurt.


Useful Information

For East Riding's Mediation service visit

Visit East Riding's local offer here

 Contact is a charity for families with disabled children. They support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

 The IASSnetwork provide information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents.

 IPSEA is a charity which offers legal advice, support and training to ensure children and young people with SEND access the right education.

 Family Fund is a charity providing grants for disabled children and their families.


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