IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on:
- local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs;
- exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities;
- actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities.
IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and tribunal support are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA.