National

GOV.UK

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ACE Education

ACE Education provides independent advice and information for parents on education issues in England. For professionals, they offer high quality training and consultancy services covering education law and guidance.

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IPSEA

Their services can help you understand children and young people’s legal rights and entitlements to education provision. They have an advice line, tribunal helpline and support service, call-in helpline, and information service. IPSEA also offers training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

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National Autistic Society

The NAS have various helplines that provide education advice: Education Rights HelplineEducation Tribunal Support Helpline and School Exclusion Helpline


SOSSEN

They offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

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Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious About Autism run specialist education services. Their website contains information about how to access extra support, as well as advice on how to communicate with schools and understanding exclusions guidance. 

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Special Needs Jungle

The Special Needs Jungle website contains parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people 0-25.

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Engage Education

Resource that gives info on what Autistic children require in learning environment, adjustments teachers can make to improve the experience of children with ASD at school, and more resources to support SEND children and teachers.

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Essex

Essex SEND IASS

Provides information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0 -25, and their parents, about education, health and social care. 

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Families in Focus

Families in Focus Essex provides Independent Parental Support on educational issues including assessments, education health care plans and exclusions.

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SEND The Right Message

This service is for parents with a Southend postcode that need school SEND support for their child.

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The Affinity Programme

Support children and young people age 5 up to their 16th birthday, who are at risk of exclusion from education due to emotional dysregulation. Available in Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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Lapwing Education 

Deliver bespoke alternative education to young people aged 4 to 25 years old who are struggling to manage in a mainstream, PRU or special school/college placement. Based in Suffolk but cover areas across East Anglia.

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Multi-Schools Council

Each term, children from mainstream and special schools meet to learn more about each other and put their plans in place for making a difference. 

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Suffolk

Suffolk SEND IASS

Provides information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0 -25, and their parents, about education, health and social care. 

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Lapwing Education 

Deliver bespoke alternative education to young people aged 4 to 25 years old who are struggling to manage in a mainstream, PRU or special school/college placement. Based in Suffolk but cover areas across East Anglia.

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Green Light Trust 

Their Natural Alternative Provision & Inclusion Programme is designed for children and young people from primary age and above, that may be struggling in mainstream education, providing the perfect space for personal growth. 

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Norfolk

Lapwing Education 

Deliver bespoke alternative education to young people aged 4 to 25 years old who are struggling to manage in a mainstream, PRU or special school/college placement. Based in Suffolk but cover areas across East Anglia.

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Hertfordshire

Families in Focus

Hertfordshire-based community interest company that provides training information and therapeutic, emotional support to parents. They offer parent courses and SEND support.

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Sussex

Amaze

If you are a child or young person with a special educational need or a disability (SEND), or the parent of a child or young person with SEND, you can call the Amaze SENDIASS helpline for information and advice. They also provide training and workshops on a range of topics, including SEN support, EHC assessments, annual reviews, claiming benefits and transition into adulthood.

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