0300 330 1504 info@kias.org.uk

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Update April 2020

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.

About

Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service

Kias, Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service, is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities and their parents or carers.

KIAS 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.

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.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Resources for parents and carers of children with SEN needs

INFORMATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Resources for young people with SEN needs

Client Testimonials

Read our client testimonials to see what people who have used the service think about us!

Useful Links

COUNCIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

The umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

PCAN

Parents of Children with Additional Needs are the independent, parent-led forum in Kirklees for all parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged from birth to 25 years.

KIRKLEES LOCAL OFFER

Kirklees Local Offer is aimed at providing information about the support and services that children and young people aged 0-25, who have special educational needs and disabilities, and their families can get in one place.

Contact the KIAS Team

Tel: 0300 330 1504 (local rate)

Manager

Joanne Grenfell
Joanne.Grenfell@kias.org.uk

 
Officers

Samantha.Griffiths
Samantha.Griffiths@kias.org.uk

Samantha Booth
Samantha.Booth@ kias.org.uk

Sheila Hickerton
Sheila.Hickerton@kias.org.uk

Get in Touch




    Get the Information You Need

    Parents and carers, children and young people, are welcome to download or print any of the information sheets about the SEND Reforms.

    KIAS welcomes any suggestions and positive feedback from members of the local community on how to improve our Services.

    Any complaints, please direct in the first instance to the manager, Joanne.Grenfell@kias.org.uk

    Thank you.