We do what we do because children and young people with SEND are legally entitled to the right education.

Providing the right educational support to meet a child’s individual needs is life-changing. Our services bring direct benefits for children with SEND including:

  • Securing a place at the most appropriate school to meet a child’s individual needs
  • Securing additional support at school to meet a child’s individual needs
  • Guaranteeing that children’s needs are properly assessed
  • Bringing successful appeals to the SEND Tribunal
  • Resolving unlawful exclusions from school
  • Ensuring that children out of school receive suitable alternative education 

Our reach

During 2017/18 we supported almost 7,000 families on our Advice Line, Tribunal Helpline and through our Tribunal Support Service. We trained nearly 2,000 individuals attending our SEND law courses for parents and carers, schools, local authorities and charities, and our website was visited by an average of 4,800 users each week.

The struggle facing thousands of families of children and young people with SEND can take years to resolve and often has a devastating effect on children and their families, so the advice and support we provide is vital. 

IPSEA are amazing, I owe them so much. Their support was amazing – all the way through to winning the tribunal for my son’s preferred school. I just can’t thank you guys enough.

Kate Osborne, Parent

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