Children’s Commissioner for England

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.

Rook Irwin Sweeney LLP

Rook Irwin Sweeney specialise in Human Rights with a dedicated team to manage the rights of children, their education, health and futures.


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).

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)

CSIE gives information and advice on the special educational needs of pre-school children and school pupils up to the age of 19. CSIE also supports parents’ campaign groups, families and schools, and produces a range of booklets and information factsheets.

Equality Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

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


Advicenow provides accessible, accurate information on rights and the law in England and Wales.

Douglas Silas Solicitors

Small, niche but nationally acclaimed firm of solicitors specialising exclusively in education and disability, particularly in cases concerning Special Educational Needs.