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Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

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How to contact this service


IPSEA offer free and independent legally-based information, advice, and support to help you get the right education for children / young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework. Services include:

Online Advice

Services for Families

Training Services for Professionals

Their website has a google translate widget and they can provider interpreters free of charge on the pre-booked advice calls (just state what language you require when you book online).

Charges or fees

All advice services are free of charge. They provide paid-for parent training but try to keep the costs as low as possible. They can often provide free places for parents/carers on a low income, subject to funding.

IPSEA is a registered charity (no. 327691).

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 25 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

Service hours



24-26 Gold Street
Saffron Walden
CB11 4AA
United Kingdom


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Last updated 22 March 2024