Useful contacts for parents and families

Help, support, networking and information

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ACE Education Advice and Training. Independent advice and information for parents on education issues in England. High quality training and consultancy services covering education law and guidance are provided to a wide range of education professionals.

British Deaf Association (BDA)

Campaign for State Education (CASE). A national organisation campaigning for first class state education service throughout life.

Communication and Learning Enterprises LTD (CandLE). A not-for-profit communication and learning centre which supports communication and learning needs of children and adults who need alternative and augmentative communication and assistive technology.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre. Experts in all areas of children’s rights, immigration, child protection, education and juvenile justice

Communities Empowerment Network. Free advice, support and representation to parents across London affected by school exclusion.

Council for Disabled Children. The umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

Disability Action Northern Ireland. A Northern Ireland charity who work with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities and mental health disabilities.

Disability Law Service (DLS). “Our mission is to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice.”

Inclusion International. Inclusion International is the international network of people with intellectual disabilities and their families advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

In Control (also known as Partners in Policymaking). National charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the care and support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution

IPSEA (Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice). IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

National Children’s Bureau.

National Development Team for Inclusion. A not for profit organisation that has been working for 25 years with communities, governments and health and social care professionals to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose. Policy development, development consultancy, research and evaluation, training, demonstration projects.

Pre School Learning Alliance. The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England. A registered educational charity, the Alliance represents 14,000 member settings and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

World of Inclusion. World of Inclusion is a consultancy that provides advice, resources and training in the UK and around the world to develop equality for disabled people especially in education.