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.
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
- 01799 582030 (Admin only - not for telephone advice) Monday to Friday during office hours only 01799 582030 (Admin only - not for telephone advice) Monday to Friday during office hours only
- IPSEA website
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Where to go
- Head Office
- CB11 4AA
- View CB11 4AA on a map
Head Office - admin enquiries only
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday not bank holidays
- Time of day
- Session Information
See website for opening hours and contact numbers for advice lines
- IPSEA provide free advice
- Referral not required
- Contact Telephone
- 01799 582030 (Admin only - not for telephone advice) Monday to Friday during office hours only
- SEN Provision Type