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

1,500,000

Over 1.5 million pupils in England have SEN

517,049

pupils in schools in England have an EHC plan

98%

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

  • 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

Volunteering

  • 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

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Policy

Upcoming training

  • 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

  • SEND Tribunal hints and tips (1): 9th July

    This training is suitable for parents and carers currently going through appeals against a refusal to carry out an EHC needs assessment, appeals against a refusal to issue an EHC plan and cease to maintain appeals Read more