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.

Are you under 25 years old?

Do you need extra help with learning or do you have a disability?

SENDIASS may be able to help you.


This video will tell you more about the SENDIASS service




A SENDIASS service can help you understand what support you should be getting and tell you how you can ask for more support with learning in school or college.


The service does not cost any money

The people you speak to will not tell other people what you have said, unless you have agreed that they can or you are at risk of being hurt.

The people you speak to won’t take anyone’s side but will help you make your own decisions.


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


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There is a SENDIASS in your area. You can find out how to contact the service in your area by clicking here


You can get in touch with SENDIASS by:  



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Here are some guides on common questions that you may find useful: 

Education, Health and Care Plans (Easy Read)

Education, Health and Care Plans (Visual)

Support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in School (Visual)

Preparing for Adulthood (Visual)


Here is a website containing more information about SENDIASS and what the service can help with

Contact have webinars on benefits for young people aged 16 and above, you can watch the webinar here.