Lancashire SEND IAS

Lancashire SEND IAS

Information, advice and support for Special Educational Needs and Disability

Helpful SEND websites


The following organisations can provide further information and support:

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Advisory Centre for Education advice and information on education issues.


AFASIC Supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Barnardo’s Children's charity.

British Deaf Association (BDA)

British Dyslexia Association

BullyingUK part of family lives

Cerebral Palsy information from the Birth Injury Center

Children’s Legal Centre Free legal information, advice and representation for children, young people, their families, carers and professionals.

Brittle Bone Society

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)

Child Law Advice website has a section for children and young people

Contact a charity for families of disabled children.

Council for Disabled Children

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Diabetes UK

Disability Living Foundation

Down’s Syndrome Association

Dyslexia Action

English Federation of Disability Sport

Epilepsy Action

Family Fund Charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.

Family Lives Family Lives aims to transform the lives of families by supporting parents at building happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society.

Haemophilia Society

Huntington’s Disease Association

Headway National Head Injuries Association

I CAN - The children's communication charity supports children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Information, Advice and Support Services Network

Leukaemia Care

IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice

LOOK National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)

KIDS (Working with disabled children, young people and their families)

MENCAP Support people with a learning disability.

Motability Exchange your mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

National Association of Special Educational Needs

National Asthma UK

National Autistic Society

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Families can also contact NDCS through their Freephone helpline on 0808 800 8880, or NDCS live chat. Deaf children and young people can access information, share their experiences and have fun at

National Eczema Society

National Federation of the Blind

National Society for Epilepsy

Network 81 A national network of parents working towards properly resourced inclusive education for children with special needs.

Newlife A free national Helpline which supports and informs families of children with disabilities and terminal illness as well as grants for essential medical equipment.

Physically Disabled and Able Bodied (PHAB)

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need.

Scope provide support and information if your child has a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition.

Special Needs Jungle Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN, special needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.

Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

The Stroke Association

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Whizz Kidz can help to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults

Young Minds improving children's wellbeing and mental health.