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Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Enquire Scotland

Tel: 0345 123 2303

Enquire offers information and support for learning, including impartial advice about how pupils can access the right support. It also provides a range of easy-to-read guides and factsheets.

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Tel: 0808 800 0082 (Mon to Fri 9am to 7pm and Sat 10 am to 2pm)

EASS offers advice and assistance to those who think they may have experienced discrimination, including referrals from employers, service providers and educators. This service is available in England, Scotland and Wales, and is able to support a variety of languages.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

You can find useful information about discrimination on the EHRC websites for England, Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland, including employment and tenancy rights.

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free, legally based information and support in securing the right education for young people with all kinds of special educational needs. Useful resources include example letters and a 'jargon buster'.

Information, Advice and Support Network (IAS)

IAS Services have a duty to provide information, advice and support to young people with disabilities, and their parents. Useful resources include E-Learning factsheets and online consultancy.

Resolve: ASL

Tel: 0131 313 2322

Resolve: ASL is the largest independent mediation provider in Scotland, and works to assist local education authorities to meet the requirements of the Scottish 'Additional Support for Learning' act of 2004/09. The service is available to both families and professionals.

SNAP Cymru

Tel: 0845 120 3730

SNAP Cymru acts to help children and young people reach their potential by ensuring families have independent information, advice and support.

Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC)

Tel: 0289 079 5779 (Mon to Wed 10am to 1pm)

SENAC is a charity in Northern Ireland providing an independent advice, information and advocacy service for parents of children and young people with special educational needs up to the age of 19 across a wide range of learning difficulties.