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.

What is SEN funding for?
Schools must do everything they can to make sure that all children with SEN gets the support they need. Schools should use some of their budget to make provision for children who need additional help. This can take many forms such as:

  • A base to work in or have quiet time
  • Special equipment or teaching materials
  • The use of additional information technology
  • Small group work
  • Some changes to the curriculum
  • Support in the classroom

Read our full guide on SEN funding here

See our SEN funding infographic here

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