IPSEA Model Letters

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

This charity provides FREE ‘independent legally based advice and support for the families of children with SEN and/or disability.’ For further information please visit the IPSEA website. 

Additionally, IPSEA provides online and in-house training for parents/carers, professionals and organisations working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.)

IPSEA provide information on going to SEND Tribunal including SEND Tribunal Resources.

Other resources include Tribunal Appeals: Refusal to carry out an EHC needs assessment along with a Resource Sheet.

For more information about ‘considering whether an EHC needs assessment is necessary’ please refer to pgs. 144-147 in the Department for Education’s Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years. This section outlines the ‘Relevant legislation: Section 36 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and Regulations 3, 4, and 5 of the SEND Regulations 2014.’