Education Useful Contacts

London Borough of Havering Special Educational Needs Section

For general help and advice regarding Special Educational Needs.

Lots of information can be found on the Havering website.

Telephone – 01708 431884 / 885

Website – Havering Education Services

SEND Information and Advice Support Service

Send Information and Advice Support Services (Formally parents in partnership) – Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service provide legally based, impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support to parents/carer, children and young people on matters relating to education and schools.

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Telephone – 01708 433885

Independent Parental Special Education Advice

IPSEA - Independent Parental Special Education Advice

IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All advice is given by trained volunteers. 

General Advice Line: 0800 018 4016  

Advice on: Problems with schools; requesting statutory assessment; proposed statements; annual reviews; possible disability discrimination; exclusion from school, etc. 

Tribunal Help Line : 0845 602 9579

Next-step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call we will assess whether you need casework support.

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Offering a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). Concentrating on helping 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.

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