SENDIASS/KIDS HUB consultation - where to now . . .
As you will know, we have been working very closely with Kids Hubs, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS ) and Herts Parent Carer Involvement (HPCI), to develop a single, improved SEND Information Advice and Support Service.
The responses to the Spring consultation have been fully considered and a proposal to merge Kids Hubs provision with SENDIASS was agreed by cabinet last week. This means that the new, consolidated SEND Information, Advice and Support Service will go live 1st April 2021.
For many years Kids Hubs have provided support to a great number of Hertfordshire families with children and young people with SEND so we are pleased to confirm that the committed and knowledgeable Kids Hubs staff will be encouraged to continue to provide this support as part of Hertfordshire SENDIASS and support currently offered by Kids Hubs, which is outside the remit of SENDIASS, will be delivered by other existing services. Over the next few months we will continue to work with our partners to help families understand what these changes mean in practice and make sure that families know who to contact, and how, to receive free confidential impartial SEND related information, advice and support.