Anne Longfield OBE is the Children’s Commissioner for England.
Her role is to research and advocate for the rights of children especially those in the SEND community.
Her team look into the rights, views and interests of children then that information is used to help create positive outcomes when it comes to to making decisions about their futures.
The Making Changes for Careers programme is an exciting enterprise programme aimed at young people aged 16-29 who are not in employment, education or training who would like to start their own business.
Bright Futures Consultancy Ltd offers support, advice and online resources for families navigating the SEN sector. We advocate primarily for families, but offer training and resource opportunities to schools and professionals too.
Matrix Law are an international team of barristers who specialise in a wide range of legal services including education law and mental capacity and health.
When the time comes that you need legal support, you’ll want to be sure that you’re dealing with real experts who will work quickly and efficiently to help you. So whether you need help with your child’s education or want advice about a birth injury claims, a will or setting up a trust, Irwin Mitchell can offer clear guidance to get the right result for you.
DASH believes that Disability does not mean Inability, please look at the link for this group to see a huge variety of activities, help, advice and the chance to be part of something new. From an inclusive and adaptable Sunday youth club to team sports to days out, swimming sessions, reading and writing skills classes, line dancing, boccia the list goes on and on.
Gives advice and information to families with disabled or special needs children. The organisation also provides a range of factsheets and has a network of volunteer representatives. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (Freephone: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm).
The Children’s Law Centre offers advice on children’s rights to its members, children and young people in Northern Ireland.
A campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child.
The Equality Human Rights Commission promotes and protects human rights. They work towards a modern Britain where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and we all have an equal chance to succeed. You can ask for advice and assistance from the EHRC if you think the local education authority is discriminating against your child because of disability. England Tel: 0845 604 6610 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)Wales Tel: 0845 604 8810 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)Scotland Tel: 0845 604 5510 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)Northern Ireland Tel: 028 90 890 890