The Independent Panel for Special Education Advice provide an indispensable service for parents of children with SEN who are having difficulty in obtaining appropriate provision.

IPSEA provide free legal advice and support for parents, including sitting in on meetings and in some cases providing full legal representation in court over years.

The site is essential reading for parents (and teachers) in the light of new SEN assessment rules and other procedures which are often being disregarded or poorly implemented by Local Authorities.

IPSEA Mainpage

Front page of IPSEA website.

Key Case Law

Key judgements which require LAs to make certain types of provision available

LEA Obligations

A summary of LA's legal responsibilities to make appropriate provision for children with SEN

EHC Plans

Information on EHC Plans

Exclusion Advice

What to do when your child is excluded.

Challenging Decisions

How to complain about your SEN provision

Model Letters

Templates to use when dealing with your Local Authority

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