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Independent Parental Special Education Advice

 

The following services are delivered by the Independent Parental Special Education Advice service's (IPSEA) 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.