Contact us for advice and support

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Do you have problems with their education? IPSEA's trained volunteers give free, legally based independent advice and support in England and Wales. Our help lines can be busy as we generally have just one or two volunteers covering them.

General Advice Line: 0800 018 4016  

Advice on: Problems with schools; requesting statutory assessment; proposed statements; annual reviews; possible disability discrimination; exclusion from school, etc.

Please click here for Advice Line opening times

Tribunal Help Line : 0845 602 9579 

Next-step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call we will assess whether you need casework support.

Please click here for Tribunal Help Line opening times 

You may find what you need by looking at our website resources on common problems, how to complain, exclusion and refusal to assess.