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 to help you understand Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and navigate the support available. 

What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? 

Information on what Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are and the types of SEND

Glossary of SEND Terms

An alphabetical list of terms and abbreviations often used when talking about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Who's who in SEND? 

Information on professionals and services who are often involved with children and young people who have or are suspected to have SEND.

The Local Offer

Local Authorities have legal duties to identify and assess the Special Educational Needs (SEN) of children and young people for whom they are responsible.

National Organisations

A list of national organisations that can help and support families

Other topics

SEND in Early Years 

SEND support in schools 

All Resources

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