Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Team
15 Linton Road
Phone: 020 8227 2415
Barking and Dagenham Direct – Education Advice
Phone: 0208 215 3004
Department for Education – Guidance on SEN
Afasic – Family Advice
Is a parent-led organisation that helps children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Provides information and training for parents - and professionals - and produce a range publications.
Action on Hearing Loss
Helps deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United Kingdom.
Link: Action on Hearing Loss
National Deaf Children's Society
Is an organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support.
Link: National Deaf Children's Society
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Helps blind and partially sighted people in the United Kingdom.
Link: Royal National Institute for the Blind
Is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human and civil rights, as everyone else.
Advisory Centre for Education
Is an independent registered charity. It offers telephone advice and information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school-age children, including special educational needs.
Link: Advisory Centre for Education
‘Parents of Autistic Children Together’. A voluntary organisation aiming to support the needs of families and carers.
Children’s Communication Charity. There are a range of services providing advice on speech, language and communication.
A national charity providing free legally based advice to parents with SEN children.
The Communication Trust
Group of approximately 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in language and communication.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people.