We help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) get the education they are entitled to by law

Because children and young people with SEND are legally entitled to an education that meets their individual needs

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SEND: the current situation


Over 1.5 million pupils in England have SEN


pupils in schools in England have an EHC plan


of appeals to the SEND Tribunal find in favour of families

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Case studies

  • Ellie and Freya's story

    Ellie contacted our helpline with concerns regarding her daughter Freya's recently issued Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan Read more


  • Fundraise for us

    With your help, we can protect, promote and uphold the legal rights of children and young people with SEND Read more

  • Partner with IPSEA

    Find out how your organisation can work with us to support the futures of children and young people with SEND Read more


  • Ways to volunteer

    Find out how you can get involved and make a real difference to children and young people's lives Read more

  • Volunteer stories

    Volunteers are essential to the work we do – find out more from some of the people who have volunteered for IPSEA Read more



Upcoming training

  • SEND law for SENCos: 1st October

    Our one day training, designed specifically for SENCos, provides an overview of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) legal framework, and will equip you with the knowledge required to overcome the challenges of your role Read more

  • SEND law and young people (post-16): 12th September

    A one-day training session designed specifically for parents, carers and supporting family members of children who are approaching or above compulsory school age Read more

  • Level 1 SEND law: 3rd June

    An introduction to the SEND legal framework for professionals advising or supporting families of children and young people with SEND Read more