Getting the right education for your child can be a difficult. Firstly the needs of the child need to be outlined in a statement. Once this process takes place a decision is made on how to best meet the needs of the child.
Below are some useful links to various organisations who can help guide you through the process.
You can contact National Blind Children’s Society at any stage for confidential advice and guidance, if your situation requires specialist education support you will be put through to NBCS’ Education Advice and Support Service. Please contact us on 0800 781 1444.
An NBCS Education Support Manager can help, support and advise you at any point in the processes.
IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All our advice is given by trained volunteers.
Parent Partnership Services (PPS) offer advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. They are statutory services which means there has to be one in every local authority. They are free, impartial and confidential services.
SOS SEN offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). Their aim is to help people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.
The DirectGov website has lots of information about the statementing process, click here to find out more. If you would like to view the SEN Code of Practice please follow this link to the Direct Gov website.