Tribunal support service volunteer

This current round of Volunteer recruitment is now closed.

We will be recruiting again in the autumn.

If you wish, you may still send your applications to us. Please note, we will not respond to them until the new round is advertised. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Our tribunal support service volunteers provide individual casework support for tribunal appeals on behalf of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  Our tribunal support service line volunteers work remotely and support cases in their local area. 

Could this be you?

Whatever skills you already have you will be able to put them to use in a completely new environment. A genuine concern for helping get the right education for children with special education needs and disabilities is essential. You’ll need to keep things confidential and have the time to support families and represent them at tribunal.  You will need to be reliable, willing to get involved and communicate effectively.

What can you expect from us?

The opportunity for training and development on a personal level.  Before volunteering with the tribunal support service you’ll need to complete our comprehensive three stage training.  You’ll then have access to our ongoing training and online library of resources. 

You’ll be assigned a supervisor for the entire time you’re volunteering with IPSEA.  They’ll be on hand to offer feedback about your performance and support your development in the role.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to young people.

Contact details:

For more information or to have a chat about the roles available, please contact IPSEA on 01799 582 030.  If you want to join our team, then please complete the attached application form. and email to

Recruitment currently Closed

Please be aware that the current round of Volunteer recruitment has ended, we can still take applications but we will not respond until the new round is advertised.

“I volunteer with the Tribunal Support Service to empower parents to advocate for their children.  It’s satisfying and fulfilling to know you are potentially changing lives.”

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