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Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA is a registered charity (number 327691). We cover the whole of England (the law is different in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).

Our website has hundreds of free and downloadable resources to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability.

You can access these resources via our Home page. We have model lettersfrequently asked questions, a jargon buster and lots more.

The following services are delivered by IPSEA's trained volunteers:  

INFORMATION SERVICE: By completing our online Information Service form, you will get a quick response clarifying your legal position, signposting you to help.

ADVICE LINE: This provides next step advice on: problems with schools, requesting statutory assessment, statements and Education, Health and Care Plans, annual reviews, disability discrimination and exclusion. Please click here for IPSEA's Advice Line number and opening times - plus details on how to book an appointment for getting one of our advisers to call you.

TRIBUNAL HELPLINE: Gives next step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call we will also assess whether you need casework support. Please click here for IPSEA's Tribunal Helpline number and opening times plus details on how to book an appointment for getting one of our advisers to call you back.

TRIBUNAL SUPPORT: Our Tribunal Casework Volunteers provide free individual support to  families appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. This unique service can only be accessed by calling the Tribunal Helpline. If our assessment is that you need this support, it will be provided throughout the Tribunal process - including representation at a hearing if needed. Our casework volunteers  work with parents to empower them to obtain the best possible result from their appeal.

Who to contact

Telephone
01799 582030 (Admin only - not for telephone advice) Monday to Friday during office hours only
Website
https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Head Office
Address
Hunters Court
Debden Road
Saffron Walden
Postcode
CB11 4AA
Notes

Head Office - admin enquiries only

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday not bank holidays
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening
Morning
Session Information
See website for opening hours and contact numbers for advice lines

Other Details

Costs

Details
IPSEA provide free advice

Availability

Referral required
No

Local Offer

Contact Telephone
01799 582030 (Admin only - not for telephone advice) Monday to Friday during office hours only
SEN Provision Type
Universal
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