Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

Ipsea Independent Panel For Special Education Advice - Family support services

What we do

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) is a volunteer based charity which gives FREE and INDEPENDENT advice to parents about education.
IPSEA may be able to help if you feel your child's needs are not being met, for example: if you are not happy at the way the school is meeting your child's special educational needs; if you want the school to assess your child, but they refuse; if the LEA refuse to issue a Statement after assessing your child; if you want to appeal against a Statement when it is first made or when it is amended; if the LEA will not put the school you prefer on your child's Statement; if you are unhappy with the amount of help your child is being given.

If you require information or advice regarding any educational issue that is the result of a child’s special educational needs (SEN) or disability (SEND), please book an appointment. Our website has a wealth of legal advice and resources where you may also find useful.

Who do we support

Parents and carers of children in order to understand their children's legal rights and entitlements about education.

Is there a charge to use this service?


Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes
  • Are staff DBS checked? No


 You can send post here:

Independent Parental Special Education Advice
24 Gold Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1EJ

Contact methods

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 Opening times

Phone line is open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm