IPSEA - Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/
Helpline: Advice Line/Tribunal Helpline - appts via website

Description of service

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Further support includes suite of free downloadable legal guides and resources available to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free Advice Line which provides legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue. IPSEA’s Tribunal Helpline gives next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal and is also the gateway to a Tribunal Support Service where a referral can be made for more extensive casework support from a volunteer, including representation at the hearing. IPSEA also provides legal training for parents, school staff, parent carer forums, support groups and other organisations in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of the SEND legal framework.

Key Focus

Support on special educational needs or disability (SEND); advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Admin office : Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Area Of Operation

England

Referral Method

Self referral

Registered Charity Number

327691