Advice and assessments with an educational psychologist
Work with an educational psychologist via e-mail advice and joint problem solving, or locate an educational psychologist who will make an assessment of your child. Problems with reading, writing, spelling, specific learning difficulties/dyslexia, behaviour, ADD and ADHD, general learning difficulties, language delay and disorder, physical difficulties, Autistic spectrum disorders, other disorders and syndromes.
Advisory centre for Education
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a registered charity which has been giving advice on education to parents since 1960.
Communities Empowerment network
Provide unique services to children and young people experiencing problems in education – school exclusions, school admissions and proper provision to meet their special educational needs
Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.
The Good School Guide
A comprehensive listing of all the public information available on all UK schools – from addresses, head teachers and pupil numbers through to exam results
The Independent Panel for Special Education Advice, IPSEA
IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and support at Tribunals are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA in the past. Volunteers providing a second professional opinion service are trained and experienced professionals working in special education, as educational psychologists, speech therapists, teachers, etc.
The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASS Network)
The IASS Network supports and promotes the work of Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Services across England. IAS Services have a duty to provide information, advice and support to disabled children and young people, and those with Special Educational Needs, and their parents. Markfield provide the IAS service for Haringey. (link?)
The London SEN disagreement resolution service.
An independent SEN disagreement resolution service; managed by KIDS, a charity with over thirty years’ experience of working with children who have special needs and their families.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals
Parents whose children have special educational needs can appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) against decisions made by Local Education Authorities in England about their children’s education.