National Support

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Contact is a national charity for families with disabled children.

Contact public Facebook page

Contact private Facebook page -place for members to chat, listen and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment.

Contact website – on the website, there are sections on:

*A-Z medical conditions

*Information and advice

*The listening ear service -Contact offers 1-1 telephone appointments for parents and carers looking for emotional support.

*Workshops and events

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SEN SOS is an independent charity established in 2002, which helps parents and carers of children with SEN secure the right education.

-SEN SOS Helpline- 0208 538 3731

SEN SOS Facebook page

-SEN SOS website – They can offer:

*Advice on your case-
they have a free helpline,  training workshops and webinars to help answer questions about your child’s case.

*Documentation support-SEN SOS can review draft EHCPs, prepare parental Grounds of Appeal, provide other Tribunal documents 

*Resources- booklets, information sheets, and webinars provide legally-based advice and guidance

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IPSEA stands  for Independent Provider of Special Education Advice.

IPSEA are the leading charity in the field of SEND law in England. They provide free and independent legal advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND.

IPSEA Facebook page 

ISPEA website-they can offer:

*Policy work

*SEND law training

*Tribunal support service

*Email information service – where parents and carers can go for general legal enquiries and signposting to guidance on the IPSEA website. 

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Carers Collective

A national group for unpaid carers to find community, connection and resources to ease isolation, boost wellbeing and encourage empowerment.

Carers Collective Facebook page

-Carers Collective number- 07577 451931

Carers Collective website