1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing


Useful Organisations

National Network of Parent carer Forums

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) have a network of forums across the country run by parents to support parents

IPSEA, Independent Parental Specialist Educational 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.

ADHD Europe

Has developed a programme to cover the key steps needed to support children with ADHD and allow them to thrive both at home and in the school environment.

Contact a Family

Helpline: 0808 808 3555
(10am-4pm Mon-Fri and 5.30-7.30pm Mon)
Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Coordinates a network of Parent Carer Forums across England.

Dyslexia Teacher

Offers dyslexia information and resources for helping dyslexic children and teens and their parents/carers

National Association for Special Educational Needs

NASEN aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.

National Parent Partnership Network

Parent Partnership Services (PPS) are statutory services offering information advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. PPS are also able to put parents in touch with other local and national organisations. The network is coordinated by the Council for Disabled Children, the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk.

The Autism Education Trust

The AET is dedicated to coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on the autism spectrum

The Communication Trust

The CT exists to highlight the importance of speech, language and communication across the children’s workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Helpline: 01462 454986 – The Helpline is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.

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