Secure giving

The simplest way to donate to IPSEA is to use our online donation partner, Virgin Money Giving, a not-for-profit, secure website.

 Virgin Money Giving

You can help IPSEA enormously by making a small, regular donation. This can be set up as a direct debit via Virgin Money Giving. You choose how much your monthly gift will be and you choose the date your gift will leave your bank. Alternatively, to make a one-off donation, simply select "single" in the first drop down box.

Please tick the gift aid box if you are a UK tax payer. This will increase your support by allowing IPSEA to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations.

Your support will help us to ensure that more children with special educational needs / disabilities will get the right educational support. It costs IPSEA around £25 to provide free and independent legally based advice and around £500 to provide free Tribunal casework support.

IPSEA mailing list

Click here to join our mailing list so that we can send you relevant updates and information.

IPSEA training

IPSEA provides a wide range of SEN training for Parents, School Staff, Parent Forums, Support Groups, Local Authority SEN teams, Parent Partnership Schemes, School Governors and other groups / organisations. Click here for details.

Advice Line

This provides next step advice on: problems with schools, requesting statutory assessment, statements and Education, Health and Care Plans, annual reviews, disability discrimination and exclusion. Please click here to book an appointment to get one of our advisers to call you back.

Tribunal Helpline

Our Tribunal Helpline Gives next step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call we will also assess whether you need casework support. Please click here to book an appointment to get one of our advisers to call you back.

Information Service

The Information Service is for general legal enquiries and will signpost you to factsheets and resources on our website.  The Information Service cannot provide specific advice about individuals and their circumstances.

Face to Face Advice

IPSEA is now able to offer free and independent legally based SEN advice at Face to Face sessions organised in conjunction with the Pen Green Centre for children and families (

For information on how to book a session please click here.