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IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)

Free independent legally based advice to parents of children with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND.

Website                                 Visit our website for model letters, SEN updates, support sheets and more 

Mailing list:                           Join our mailing list; become part of IPSEA’s family and keep up-to-date with news and information relevant to SEND

Advice Line:                         Covered by fully trained volunteers providing legally based advice on a wide range of SEND issues

Tribunal Helpline:              Our Tribunal Helpline is covered by fully trained volunteers who give next step advice to parents going through the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal process 

Tribunal Support:              IPSEA’s Tribunal Support Service can provide support during the entire SEND Tribunal process including advocacy at a hearing if needed 


Information service:           Our email information service provides up-to-date information on the law and your rights concerning your child’s SEND. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ken Upton
Contact Position
Regional Development Officer
01799 582030

Where to go

Hunters Court
Saffron Walden
CB11 4AA

Other Details


Referral required
Other notes

We want to make sure that parents and carers know how and where to get information, advice and support so that they can achieve better outcomes for their children.

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer

Contact Name
Ken Upton
Contact Telephone
01799 582030
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
Parents & carers
11-16 years
19-25 years
0-5 years
16-19 years
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