National Helpline

Call us:

0300 302 3731


0208 538 3731

Walk in SEN advice centres

Click here for details and locations.

Helpful links

Government sites

Department for Education (DfE) -
The DfE’s main website.

Department for Education : Special Educational Needs -
The DfE’s site specifically relating to SEN.

Tribunals Service -
SEND’s specific website, containing the Appeal forms and information about how to appeal.

Local Authority search -
Helps you find your Local Authority.

Local Government Ombudsman -

Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education) -
The government’s School Inspectorate that inspects schools and publishes inspection reports.

Information Commissioner -
Provides details of how to find information held on a child, or on school or LA policies and practices. Includes requests under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

Equality and Rights Commission -
Independent body to prevent discrimination and promote equality of opportunity of disabled people.

Statutory Guidance on School Exclusions -

Managing Medicines at School -

Children who cannot attend school through poor health -


Support, advice and representation for young people in difficulty

Carers Direct -
Support service for Carers.

Independent Advocacy Service.

Gransnet -

Mumsnet -

Well at School -
Supports children and young people at school with medical and mental health conditions.

Citizens Advice Bureau -

Gabbitas Guide -

Good Schools Guide -

Special Needs UK -
Find a School with advanced search function

Disabled Children's Partnership -

SEN Schools Guide

SEN Schools Guide are a free resource and provide information on SEN services in 25,000 schools, both special and mainstream.


Support Organisations

National Autistic Society -

British Dyslexia Association -

ASD Friendly -

Dyslexia Action -


Helen Arkell Institute -

Just for Kids Law -

Parents In Need-
An independent charity that helps provide financial support and guidance to parents of children with SEN..