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.
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.
Afasic is the UK charity, established in 1968, to help these children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.
Afasic is a recognised training provider and we offer a range of services that include a helpline, publications, support groups, and membership.
Information for carers, healthcare professionals, disabled and elderly people.
Information, news, views and products for elderly and disabled people, carers and healthcare professionals. This website is run as an open resource. You may download, copy and distribute the information here freely, provided that you credit www.independentliving.co.uk as the source.
Find the latest information from leading experts for ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities and other behavioural disorders. Books, videos, audios and resource building materials are available for adults and children alike.
The Family Fund is a registered charity covering the whole of the UK and is funded by the national governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.The Family Fund provides timely grants to families with severely disabled or seriously ill children based on families’ views and needs.
The National Development Team for Inclusion is a not for profit organisation working to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose. They support policymakers, services and communities to make change happen.
The CDC is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector. They work collaboratively, from policy into practice, to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people in areas such as education, health, social care and participation. They have useful fact sheets on their website on topics such as the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms and preparing for adulthood.
Preparing for adulthood is a partnership between the Council for Disabled children and the National development Team for Inclusion. Together they provide expert advice and training and support development of best practice in preparing young people as they move into adulthood.
The NNPCF membership is made up of Parent Carer Forums of which there is one in almost every local authority area in England. The function of the NNPCF is to develop cohesive good practice and effective participation and a solution focused approach at all levels, locally, regionally and nationally.
Carers UK are the voice of carers and is the only carer-led organisation working for all carers. Carers UK is the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers. We are a membership organisation, led and set up by carers in 1965 to have a voice and to win the recognition and support that carers deserve.
The Children’s Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Children’s Legal Centre has many years of experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their carers and professionals throughout the UK.