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. 

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The Hull Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years).

We also offer a separate SENDIASS service specifically for those over 16.

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered at Hull SENDIASS includes:


  • Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
  • Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • Personalisation of personal budgets
  • Information on the local authority’s processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
  • Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
  • Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
  • Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal

The type and range of support offered at Hull SENDIASS for those over 16 can support young people by:

  • Providing information, advice and support to young people (and if they choose, their parents/carers) on issues relating to education, health and social care.
  • Ensuring the information, advice and support is accessible and meaningful to the young person.
  • To use a key working approach and become a single point of contact for the young person, to ensure a holistic and coordinated provision of services and support.
  • Encouraging self advocacy and ensuring that young people can participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.


Who is the service for?

The service is for parents who have a child/children, up to the age of 19, that has/have Special Education Needs.

Young people's SENDIASS:
Young People aged 16 – 25 who have special educational needs or a disability.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.




Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to access this service:

Parents and families can self refer themselves to access this service using the contact details below. Ideally parents will call our Duty Officer on Monday to Friday 9am to Midday, who can assist with telephone advice and take referral details if needed

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Phone: 01482 467540
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