Useful Resources



York Parent Carer Forum

This service aims to represent the views of families of children and young people who have: Physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties and those who have been identified with additional needs.



Phone: 07751 828 369

Address: 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET


Parent to Parent Service

This is a Uk-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of autistic children and adults.

Phone:0808 800 4106

Online Enquiry Form:



Your Rights, Your Future

This is a resource developed by the Council for Disabled Children. It allows children and young people to explore what they are entitled to by law through the SEND reforms.

You can download the entire resource or just the sections you would like to know more about.

The resource is available on the Council for Disabled Children's Website here.


Guide for young people aged 16 to 25 on how to resolve SEND disagreements

This guide provides advice for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with their special educational needs (SEN) provision or support at school or college and need help and guidance to sort those problems out. For this guide click here.


Film: Let's Stop Bullying for All

The Anti-Bullying Alliance has created this short film about bullying for disabled young people. You can watch it here.



IPSEA is a registered charity which seeks to improve SEN policy across England and Wales. There are alot of useful resources on their website which you can access here.



The purpose of this charity is to enable children and young people with SEND to enjoy their lives and achieve their ambitions, whilst providing support and guidance to their families. Lots of information and resources are available on their website here.


Council for Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children aims to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs. They have a wide variety of resources available produced by them, the wider voluntary sector and government - many of which are available free of charge. The resources are available on their website here.


Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a charity for families of disabled children. They support families of disabled children across the UK whatever their condition or disability. To view their website click here.


SENDIASS - Who we are and what we do

 SENDIASS York homepage

To find out more about who we are, what we do and how we can help you please visit our homepage.


Special Educational Needs and Disability Support

This document, created by the Council for Disabled Children, informs about the changes to support since September 2014. You can download it here.


EHC Plans

Education, Health and Care Plan Fact sheet

This fact sheet, created by the Council for Disabled Children, provides a useful overview of Education, Health and Care Plans. You can download it here.


Factsheet and FAQ on EHC plan eligibility for 19-25 year olds

Download here.


EHC Needs Assessment

EHCP Needs Assessment Timeline

This timeline usefully documents the time frames for each stage of the assessment process. You can download it here.


Explaining the SEN system

SEND Code of practice: 0-25 years

This document outlines legal requirements and statutory guidance on the SEND system for children and young people aged 0-25 years. You can download it from the website here.


Personalisation and Personal Budgets

Young Person's Guide to Personal Budgets in England

This resource has been developed for young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. It explains personal budgets and the different ways they can be managed and used.

The resource is available to download on the Together for Short Lives website here.


A Family Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets, and Education, Health and Care Plans

This document, produced by the Department for Education is designed to provide guidance on personalisation for families. You can download it here.



Post-16 Support, Higher Education, and Preparation for Adulthood

Post-16 Support Fact Sheet

This document, created by the Council for Disabled Children, explains post-16 support, and the new rights and aspirations for young people. You can download it here.



Finding out about support near you (The Local Offer)

York's Local Offer

York's Local Offer website enables parents and young people to see what disability services are available in their area and how to access them. Please click here to visit the website.


Making Decisions

Making Decisions Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the Council for Disabled Children, explains how children, families and young people will have more say in how support is received, how to get advice, and appealing against decisions you don't agree with. You can download it here.



Get Your Rights

Get Your Rights is a new, interactive website for children and young people which provides information on their rights when using the NHS. Take a look here.


Expert Online Training

This is an online training programme designed to empower young people, and parents of disabled children, to become more confident when engaging with health services.

This resource is available on the Council for Disabled Children's website here.



For more information please contact:

01904 554312

01904 555698