Useful website links
The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASS Network)
The IASS Network replaced the National Parent Partnership Network as from September 2014.
Southwark Council, children & families
Council for Disabled Children
Contact a Family Southwark
Information, advice and support to parents and carers of disabled children in Southwark.
Contact a Family, national office
National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNCPF)
National Children's Bureau
Every Disabled Child Matters Campaign
Transition Information Network
Children's Workforce Development Council
National Autistic Society (NAS)
Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
IPSEA provides a general Advice Line (giving support with requesting statutory assessment, statements, Education, Health and Care plans, disability discrimination, transport and exclusion). It also provides a Tribunal Helpline (giving next step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal).
Southwark Parent Partnership
Parents for Inclusion
Rare chromosome disorders
RNIB Parents' Place
World of Inclusion
Working Families: waving not drowning
For parents who work, or want to work, and have a child with disabilities
Resource for learning disability
Preparing for Adulthood
Information from the pathfinder councils who have implemented SEND reforms early.
Getting a Life publication
Short Breaks Network
Bringing Us Together
Special Needs Jungle
Bromley Parent Voice
Bromley's parent carer forum. Bromley is a pathfinder council for the SEND reforms.
Lewisham Parent Carers' Forum
Greenwich Parent Voice
Greenwich's parent carer forum.
Finding help and adventure for disabled children and their families in the UK
Working On Campaign
Supporting parents of disabled children to stay in work
Information on charities and trusts to help you find a grant to support your child/young person or family.
Educational Rights Alliance
Promoting the rights of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS)
A free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Learning Disability Alliance