Impartial Advice & Information
Impartial advice and information about Special Educational Needs Help for parents, children, and young people to navigate through the Special Educational Needs process.
KIDS is one of the leading providers of Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) which provide information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The services are free, impartial, confidential and accurate. The services are for children and young people aged 0 – 25 who have or may have SEND, their parents and carers.
As part of the Children and Families Act 2014 it is a legal requirement that all local authorities ensure children and young people with SEND and their parents have access to a SENDIASS service. As statutory services (ones that must be provided by law) SENDIASS are all funded by the Local Authority (LA). However, they are all expected to be at ‘arm's length’ of the local authority and to provide impartial information, advice and support. You can read KIDS SENDIAS impartiality policy here.
KIDS SENDIASS work to the Minimum Standards for SENDIASS.
Family voice are a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We are here for Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs.