Log in/Sign Up

If you just want new post alerts, use the subscribe form at the top of the page.

You'll need to register for an account if you want to:

  1. Send in a (non-urgent) SEND legal question to Ask IPSEA,
  2. Add a SEND resource to our searchable resource database.

Become an SNJ Squad Patron!

This is a new, exciting venture where for a small monthly donation of just £5, you get access to exclusive content as a thank you, just for the SNJ regular donators. This includes a monthly newsletter with the best of SEND for the month, and, as soon as we can, podcasts and webinars for no additional charge. How cool is that? Read more about why we’re doing this here

You can be a patron either through Patreon, or via PayPal (click make this monthly). Choose below:


If you’d just like make a one-off donation to say thanks for what we do or to help us with our running costs, you can do so via the PayPal button. Any amount from £1 upwards is appreciated!  As we are volunteers, our time is free, but we still have costs to maintain the site, which grow as we do!



Another way to support us: If you would like to talk to us about advertising or sponsorship, please Contact Us

advertise with us

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

9 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Lynnette Wood

Please can you add me to your database to receive updates.
I have found your website really informative – thank you.

Liz Day

Lots of good and useful information on this site and picked up via social media. I am looking for support in petitioning government / department of health regarding services or should I say absence of services and inadequate services within CAMH. I am aware there was an inquiry earlier this year, is it known what the findings were and future aims with time lines and any outcomes so far? Many thanks Liz

Lazaridis

Could somebody please help. My son is extremely vulnerable. He has no verbal communication, very complex, severely autistic, highly sensory, has a complete global disposition of the world around him, is epileptic and totally reliant on the people who look after him. He is currently in a 52 week residential but sadly it has not worked out for him. There has been a recent alleged assault and in the past 2 years we have had to raise some serious issues with this Residential. At the school previous to this he was also assaulted,which ended up in Crown Court. Does anybody… Read more »

Tania Tirraoro

Hi, have you been in touch with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation? They have have knowledge and resources that can help. Otherwise, try the Contact A Family advice line.

Lazaridis

Thank you for your response Tania. Really appreciated. However, I don’t think you quite understood. I’m not looking for what you are suggesting. We did this years ago.
We are looking for a new Residential School that can meet the needs I’ve listed.
Kind Regards

Tania Tirraoro

Hi, no I do understand. I was suggesting those sources as they are in a good position to be aware of the kind of schools you’re looking for as they have more experience in this area and could give you some names.
You could also try the NAS as they have their own schools, as do Cambian and other providers. Online there is also a good special schools guide I think- though this is from memory as I can’t check right now.
Facebook groups for send are also good sources of info

Lazaridis

Sorry Tania. I apologise. It is me who misunderstood you. Thank you very much for that. I will make contact with who you said.
Kind Regards

Tania Tirraoro

No problem, good luck with your search, I hope you find the right place. x

gwen

Hi my granddaughter Carley is registered blind and statemented special needs, we have had a 3 year battle to get her an ehcp which LA has refused to do she has been offered a place at specialist blind college and is not acceptable for mainstream, we now have 1st Tier tribunal date and have been told there is no legal aid for court appearances, without representation she will probably lose at tribunal so we have started a crowdfund page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carleyy666 I am hoping by posting this that other parents would repost to family and friends