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.

Information to help you get support for your child in the early years (0 to 5 years old).

Getting support for your child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) as early as possible is important to see the best outcomes for your child. Early years providers should regularly review and evaluate the quality and breadth of the support they offer or can access for children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) or disabilities.

All children are entitled to an education that enables them to:

  • Achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes
  • Become confident young children with a growing ability to communicate their own views and ready to make the transition into compulsory education

Providers must have arrangements in place to support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. 

If you feel your child may benefit from additional provision within the child care setting speak to your child’s key worker or the SENDCo. SENDCO stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, their role includes ensuring parents are closely involved with decisions regarding a child’s progress and intervention, liaising with outside professionals, advising and supporting early years staff on implementing the SEND code of practice.

 Read our full early years guide here

 See our early years visual guide here 

 Read our guide to Early Years Education Funding here

Other topics

Top tips for choosing a primary school

All Resources

Do you have feedback about the KIDS SENDIAS Website? Tell us here