SEND Information and Advice Providers

Advice Now – Advice Now is an independent, not-for-profit website run by the charity Law for Life.  It provides accurate and practical information on rights and the law in England and Wales including guidance on special educational needs, the provision of educational facilities for children with specific needs and details of assessments, statments and your right of appeal.

www.advicenow.org.uk/

Afasic – Afasic is a uk charity which supports families and Professionals working with children and young people with speech, language and communication impairments.

www.afasic.org.uk/

British Dyslexia Association – Provides information and advice on supporting children with dyslexia.

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Chatterpack Resources – This website offers a range of information relating to ADHD, Autism, Speech and Language and SEND related issues.  Resources are free and include simple, step by step instructions and tips on how to adapt them for individual needs.  There is also a free monthly newsletter full of useful blogs, information and free resources.

https://chatterpack.net/

Communicating the Code – Communicating the Code is a website for people working directly with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). There is also a useful poster called Three Things You Need to Know About Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

Download Poster here

Contact – Contact provide direct advice and support services to parent carers. They host a free national helpline which is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm: 0808 808 3555

https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/our-helpline/

Coram Children’s legal centre – CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

Coram Homepage

Family Fund – Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for disabled children and their families. Last year they provided financial support to over 70,000 families. Find out how they can help you by following the link below.

www.familyfund.org.uk/

IPSEA – Free legal advice from the Independent Panel for Special Education Advice.

www.ipsea.org.uk/

KIDS – This is a charity that works in partnership with parents and carers to enable disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities and to fulfil their potential, hopes and aspirations.

www.kids.org.uk/

National Autism Society – Information on autism and aspergers syndrome for parents / carers, professionals and adults with the conditions.

www.autism.org.uk/

National Deaf Children’s Society – The National Deaf children’s society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Face to face tribunal representation is available.

www.ndcs.org.uk

Positive about Down Syndrome – A website by parents for parents and parents-to-be with a child with Down Syndrome.

positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/

SEND SOS – A free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

www.sossen.org.uk/

Sense – Sense Information and Advice can help you find the right support for you and your family. We are here to offer you free and impartial information about living with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.

https://www.sense.org.uk/

Sky Buddy – Sky Badger is a charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families all over the UK. We do this by building bridges between disabled children and the charities and services available to help. We find everything from disabled sports clubs to sibling groups to ‘make a wish’ charities and tell families about them though our website, social media platforms, videos, information packs and help desk.

skybadger.co.uk/about-sky-badger/