IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally basedto help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
IPSEA has a suite of free downloadableavailable to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free which provides legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is a result of a child's SEND.
IPSEA’sgives next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal and is also the gateway to our where a referral can be made for more extensive casework support from a volunteer, including representation at the hearing. Our advice services are delivered by a national network of around 200 highly-trained volunteers, supervised and supported by IPSEA’s Legal Team members.
Who to contact
0800 018 4016 Advice line
0845 602 9579 Tribunal helpline
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
Advice line opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm