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.)
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.’