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Welcome to the LEARNING INSIGHTS® links.

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of these links and we are not affiliated with any of these sites unless clearly stated.

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www.bps.org.uk

With over 40,000 members, The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychologists and psychology in the UK. By its Royal Charter the Society is charged with national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.

www.gabbitas.co.uk

GABBITAS Specialists in education for over a century, Gabbitas has an international reputation as the UK's leading independent educational consultancy offering expert independent guidance to parents, students and schools in the UK and worldwide.

www.key4learning.com

Key 4 Learning provides skills, resources and information to promote understanding of hidden disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficits and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

www.ipsea.org.uk

The independent panel for special education advice

http://www.nasschools.org.uk

The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) is a membership organisation working with and for special schools in the voluntary sector within the UK. Its aim is to provide information, support and training to its members through a range of media in order to benefit and advance the education of young people with special educational needs.

http://www.emetis.com

Welcome to the UK Independent Schools Directory & Guide from Emetis. Here you will find information about Independent (fee-paying) boarding and day schools for ages 3-18.The purpose of this guide is to supply parents and students with enough information to make an informed decision when choosing UK Independent Schools.

http://www.emetis.com/resources/

special needs section of the above site

http://www.abilitynet.co.uk

AbilityNet is a national charity which aims to help people with any disabling or limiting condition to have better access to computers

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk

all you need to know about solicitors specialising in aspects of family law including contact list of solicitors in all regions

Email link: liz.williams@watkinssolicitors.co.uk
Beverly Watkins Solicitors 192 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1JF - Leading Family Law Solicitor based in Central Bristol

Coram Children’s Legal Centre Community Legal Advice: Education Law Line    0845 345 4345

Coram Children’s Legal Centre works with Community Legal Advice to provide legal advice on special educational needs and disabilities. Parents who are not eligible for legal aid can seek advice from the Child Law Advice Line at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

Child Law Advice Line -  0808 802 0008

CReSTeD  01691 655783 | Freephone. 0845 601 5013. A full description of each CReSTeD category can be found on its website.

Disability Rights UK  

Dyslexia Action  -  0300 303 8357

I CAN  -  020 7843 2544  I CAN is the children’s communication charity. They are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

In Control  - 0156 482 1650 Supports local authorities to deliver self-directed support, and individuals to get more choice and control.

KIDS  KIDS is a disabled children’s charity that works with children and young people from birth to the age of 25 who have a physical, sensory or mental impairment (including mental health issues) which in interaction with social, attitudinal and environmental constraints creates barriers which hinder their full and equal participation in society.

Local Government Ombudsman  - 0300 061 0614 The Local Government Ombudsman looks at complaints about councils and some other authorities and organisations, including education admissions appeal panels and adult social care providers.

Ofsted: Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. For complaints call - 0300 123 4666

Ofsted inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. See the School Inspection Handbook (2014) for guidance on SEN that inspectors must follow. Parent View gives you the chance to have your say about your school. Click here to see what others think of your local school.

The Autism Education Trust  - 020 7903 3650 Dedicated to coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on the autism spectrum.

The Communication Trust - 020 7843 2526 The Communication Trust is a coalition of almost 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust  -  01344 381564  The Dyslexia-SpLD-Trust is a collaboration of seven voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector. The Trust provides online guidance for schools and Local Authorities on the SEND Reforms.

The Dyspraxia Foundation  - 01462 455016 Provides help and advice to adults, parents, carers and families. For Helpline call 01462 454986: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service -  020 8952 2800 People-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.

The National Literacy Trust Provides information relating to schools, teaching and literacy, including news, research, events, policy, and resources.

 

 

 

There are many organisations and services available today because of the internet.  Here are some links, but any we are missing, let us know and do let us know if a link is no longer working.