IPSEA - Independent Parental Special Education Advice

What is IPSEA and what do we do?
IPSEA is a registered charity.

Our website has free resources, which you can download, to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).  You can access these resources via our home pagewhich include model lettersfrequently asked questions and a jargon buster .

If you cannot find answers to your questions, or you need further information, then please consider using one of our free services:

The Information Services is for general legal enquiries and will signpost you to factsheets and resources on our website.  Please complete our online information service form. 

The Advice Line provides legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is the result of your child’s special educational needs or disability.  This could include problems with schools, requesting statutory assessment, statements and Education, Health and Care Plans, annual reviews, disability discrimination and exclusion. Please book an appointment here. 

The Tribunal Helpline gives next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal. Please book an appointment here.   Our Tribunal Helpline will also be able to talk to you about our Tribunal Support Service and, if eligible, will be able to make a referral for support from a volunteer. 

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