IPSEA’s strategy for 2017/18 is a result of a review by IPSEA trustees and staff on all aspects of our work. We have revised and developed our strategic goals to ensure we continue to meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), now and in the future.

Vision

Our vision is that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are able to fulfil their potential.

Mission

We help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across England get the appropriate education, training and support which they are entitled to under the law.

Objectives

  1. To provide services for children and young people with SEND and their families/carers, including access to accurate information, advice and tribunal support.
  2. To inform and educate professionals and practitioners within educational, local authority and charity sector settings, to ensure all children and young people with SEND are assessed and obtain the education they are entitled to under the law.
  3. To influence and improve SEND policy development and implementation across England, using evidence from our work with children, young people and their families and carers.
  4. To maximise the skills and capacity of volunteers, and create opportunities for people who want to volunteer to support, develop and extend our service.
  5. To maximise the skills and capacity of staff to deliver IPSEA’s strategic plan and deliver efficient services.
  6. To ensure the appropriate governance, leadership, infrastructure and funding are in place to ensure IPSEA continues to be sustainable, forward looking and provides high quality services that are responsive to the needs of children and young people with SEND, and their families and carers.