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

Visit the links here for latest COVID-19 updates and resources.

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Welcome to Warwickshire SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service)

Warwickshire SENDIAS provides information, advice and support to disabled children and young people, and those with SEN from birth to 25, and their parents living in Warwickshire. 'Young people' means those aged between 16 and 25 years who can contact us independently if they wish to do so. 

Our accredited 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.

Find our latest newsletter here and find our annual report here

Who is the service for?

  • Parents of a child from birth to 16 with or who may have special educational needs or disability (SEND)
  • Young people aged 16-25 with SEND. Young people aged 16 and over can access the service in their own right or with the support of their parents. 

How does the service work?

The type and range of support offered includes:

  • Empowering parents and young people (0-25) to find the confidence to express their views 
  • To understand their legal rights in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability 
  • By listening to parents, children and young people's views and concerns
  • Working with parents, children and young people to explore their options 
  • Facilitate discussions and attend meetings with professionals and the Local Authority. 
  • Guidance with writing letters, completing forms, preparing for assessments and to participate in reviews 
  • Review SEND paperwork, from initial stage to Educational Health Care plan
  • Support for transitions; from Early Years to Primary, Primary to Secondary and Preparing for adulthood. 
  • To work in partnership with schools, services and the local authority to develop positive relationships and outcomes. 
  • SEND Tribunal advice and guidance 

How much does it cost?

This service is free.

Click on the links below for a poster about our services and contact details to be copied and shared:-

Poster about our Services

Contact us:

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

Want to volunteer?  If you are interested in volunteering with us send us an email to let us know.

We need your help - Please give us feedback about our website.  


Local information

Warwickshire's Local Offer for SEND brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.  Visit Warwickshire's Local Offer here or search www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

Warwickshire SENDIAS has a range of RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD, click here

Follow us on social media:

Facebook - @warwickshireSENDIAS

Twitter - @warwickshireIAS

Location: Exhall Grange Special School, Lancaster House, Easter Way, Warwickshire, CV7 9JG 

For local vacancies, visit our careers website 


Coronavirus information

For the latest information on Coronavirus COVID-19 in Warwickshire, please visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/information-coronavirus

For National and Local Guidance for Care Providers, please visit:

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/information-coronavirus/covid-19-national-local-guidance-care-providers/1

Related topics:

Advice from NHS England - Mental Health and Well-being

What parents and carers need to know re: early years, schools and colleges on latest updates from the DfE.

https://schools.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirus


Useful Information

Contact is a charity for families with disabled children. They support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

The IAS network provide information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents.

 

IPSEA is a charity which offers legal advice, support and training to ensure children and young people with SEND access the right education.

 

Family Fund is a charity providing grants for disabled children and their families.

 


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