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.

This SEND film been developed to help you prepare for your Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal hearing.

It was created by the Supporting Online Justice Project at the University of Oxford, in partnership with HM Courts and Tribunal Services, and with the support and advice of Judge Meleri Tudur and Judge Jane McConnell. There are optional subtitles in six languages along with closed captions in English. 

Watch the SEND film 

British Sign Language version