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Your May update

We're still IPSEA, but the 'P' now stands for 'Provider' (rather than 'Parental'), as we feel this more accurately reflects our work with not only parents, but also carers, young people, supporting family members and organisations. You can find more information about the support we provide on our website.

TRAINING: Upcoming parent and carer training

Are you trying to secure an EHC plan for your child? Are you currently going through an appeals process? Or do you just want to know more about what your child's education setting and local authority should be doing to help?

Book onto one of our upcoming training days for parents and carers and learn how to navigate the SEND legal system.

FUNDRAISING: Thank you to our amazing fundraisers!

A huge thank you to IPSEA fundraiser Erzsi and our legal team member Alex!

Erzsi ran the recent Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon raising an incredible £908 for IPSEA, whilst Alex ran her first ever half-marathon raising a whopping £584.

This support makes such a difference to us at IPSEA, and enables us to help even more families through our helpline and support services. If this has inspired you to get involved, you can find loads of fundraising ideas and inspiration on our website.


NEWS: Home education

Some parents choose to home educate their children because they believe this is the best option. However, through our casework and training we know that many parents of children with SEND end up home educating because they feel it is the only option.

We responded to the Government's recent consultation on home education, and recommended a number of measures.

Read them here

GET SUPPORT: School exclusions - what is and isn't legal?

Pupils can experience school exclusion in many different ways and the language used to describe exclusions can be very confusing. We've published a fact sheet with the National Children's Bureau and the Association of School and College Leaders defining the different terms that are used to describe exclusions and what their legal basis is.

Download the fact sheet


During April, we answered 301 calls on our helplines. Just a £5 donation will cover the cost of one of these calls, and will go a long way to helping families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.



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If you would like to be part of the forum or would like more information about how the forum is being developed please contact:

Parveen Mahal, Co-Chair

07486 880799

07486 880646


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