National links

Special Educational Needs: Code of Practice

Download a copy of the Special Educational Needs: Code of Practice

Special Educational Needs: Department of Education

Find out all you need to know about Special Education Needs from the Department of Education

IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Educational Advice)

IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on:

  • local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs;
  • exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities;
  • actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities.

Section 41 Secretary of State approved List

Download a list of nationally approved:

  • independent educational institutions in England
  • independent special schools in Wales
  • special post-16 institutions