Warwickshire SENDIAS (Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services) supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disabilities, from 0 - 25 years of age.  It is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years.  Warwickshire SENDIAS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with a SEND.  We also provide this independent advice directly to young peoples aged 16 to 25 years with a SEND.

Our experienced team of local advisors offers impartial, confidential advice and support on all matters relating to SEND.  Our aim is to enable you to make informed decisions.

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered includes:

  • Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/disability law from independently trained staff;
  • Advice for parents/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation;
  • Personalisation of personal budgets;
  • Information on the county council's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress;
  • Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support;
  • Individual casework where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.

Who is the service for?

The service is for parents who have a child/children up to the age of 25 that has/have Special Educational Needs and young people aged 16-25 who have Special Educational Needs.  young people 16 and over can access the service in their own right or with the support of their parents.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.

To speak to a member of our team please call 024 7636 6054, alternatively you can e-mail [email protected] or contact us via post to KIDS, Exhall Grange Specialist School, Easter Way, Off Pro Logis Park, Coventry CV7 9HP.

Please click on the links below to find out more information.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

SEN Support in Schools

Personal Budgets

The Local Offer

SEN Funding

Warwickshire Organisations Offering Support

National Organisations that Offer Support

National Organisations in Alphabetical Order

Leisure Activities Across Warwickshire

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