SENDIASS

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.

Find your local SENDIASS service here

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My SENDIASS for young people aged 16 - 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. 

Find out more about the SENDIAS minimum standards and our policies

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Information and Advice

  • EHC needs assessments

    An Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is an assessment of the education, health care and social care needs of the child or young person. Read more

  • Education Health and Care Plans

    An EHC plan is a legal document that explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life. Read more

  • EHCP Annual Reviews

    The annual review process and the annual review meeting take place once a year to review an education, health and care plan. Read more

  • SEND Support in schools

    What is SEN support? Who can get SEN support? A guide to help you understand SEN support in schools. Read more

Case Studies & News

  • Cameron's story

    Supporting Cameron's family through the EHC plan (Edcucation Health and Care Plan) process. Read more

  • Chloe's story

    Supporting Chloe's determination to continue with her child care course Read more