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Welcome to KIAS

Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service

Update April 2020 Calderdale and Kirklees Sendiass/Kias

The current situation with regards to SENDIASS /KIAS service in light of the Governments advice around Covid-19:

The service is committed in providing you with high quality information, advice and support with special educational needs or disability enquiries on either 01422 266141 or 0300 330 1504.

The service is currently operating slightly differently in that all our Sendiass/Kias Officers are delivering their duties now working from home. We are still contactable on 01422 266141 or 0300 330 1504, please leave a brief message and contact number, someone will come back to you as soon as possible, we aim to get back to you within 2 working days. Alternatively if you are trying to contact a particular Officer and have their mobile numbers please continue to use this number.

In line with Government guidance we will attempt to support you in a way that doesn’t involve face to face meetings, we are confident that we can continue to offer deliver services that are beneficial to you through alternative means using phone or video conferencing.

Please discuss your needs with your worker and they will advise on each individual situation.

You can also email directly if required:

Joanne.Grenfell@kias.org.uk
Samantha.Griffiths@kias.org.uk
Samantha.Booth@kias.org.uk
Sheila.Hickerton@kias.org.uk
Jayne.Stuttard@calderdale.gov.uk

Thank you for your patience in these very challenging times.


(Special Educational Needs and Disability)

KIAS (formerly known as Parent Partnership Service) is a statutory, free, impartial and confidential service, working with Parents/Carers, Children and Young People.

The service offers information, advice and support relating to a child or young person’s Special Educational Needs and/or disability and is available to anybody living within the Kirklees area.

A child or young person means aged 0-25 years.

Parents and Young People can self-refer via telephone, email or through the contact us page on this website – however a Professional can also refer with your consent.

All contact with our service will be treated in confidence, with the exception of Child Protection – please see our GDPR policy.

KIAS and Calderdale SENDIAS services have now integrated. KIAS still covers Kirklees and there are no changes to the service we provide. Contact details for KIAS are now:

Tel: 0300 330 1504 (local rate)

Email: samantha.griffiths@kias.org.uk

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