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IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)

IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on:

  • local authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs
  • exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities
  • actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities

Who to contact

0800 018 4016
IPSEA Website
Social Media

Whilst we help all families that come to us for advice, we target information about our services to disadvantaged families so that we can concentrate our support on parents/carers who may be less confident and/or less able to fight for their children's legal entitlement to special educational provision and not to be discriminated against.

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IPSEA's aims are to:

- help ensure that all children with special educational needs receive the special educational provision to which they are legally entitled to
- help ensure that the views of parents/carers are taken fully into account when their children's needs are assessed and decisions are made about their special education provision
- help to prevent or remedy discrimination by local authorities or schools against children on the grounds of their disability.

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