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.

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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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Welcome to Warwickshire SENDIASS

Warwickshire SENDIASS (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.

Find our latest newsletter here

Find our annual report here

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;

Find out more about our services

Here are some FAQ's

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.

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Contact us:

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 9JG.

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


Coronavirus Information: 

  • What parents and carers need to know re: early years, schools and colleges - 16th March 2021 update from the DfE.

  • Get help with laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers received from DfE during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support for families during Coronavirus Lockdown 3:


Local Information

For local vacancies, visit our careers website 

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.  It can be accessed here:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

For access to all of Warwickshire's regional resources click here

Follow us on social media:

Facebook - @warwickshireSENDIAS

Twitter - @warwickshireIAS


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 IASSnetwork 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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