Professional and Legal Advice
There is legislation and expectations that statutory services must meet in providing health, care and education to children and young people with SEND. It can be a complex area and at times you may need to advocate for your child and your family. Below are links to organisations and resources that can help you understand and exercise your rights.
A national charity providing health, legal, financial and social care advice for children with brain conditions and their families
National Autistic Society
National charity that runs a number of helplines which can give advice on education, benefits, social care, school exclusions and transition.
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice offers free and legally based information, advice and support to get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Kingston Carers Network
Kingston Carers’ Network (KCN) is a local registered charity, providing independent information, advice, advocacy and support to people who care for someone living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
A free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on special educational needs.
A local service funded by Kingston Council to provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs.