Local and national organisations
Reading Services Guide Local Offer
The Local Offer is part of the reforms that are happening as a result of the new Children & Families Act 2014 and the new SEN reforms. The Local Offer contains information about Education, Health and Social Care services that are available in Reading for children, young people with SEND and their families www.reading.gov.uk
Reading Families Forum
Reading Families’ Forum (RFF) was created by parents and carers who have children and young adults with disabilities and continues as an independent and voluntary group of parents, carers and organisations supporting families who have children and young adults with disabilities and is part of a wider network of parent forums in England.
Tel: 07516 185380
Please see www.contact.org.uk for information about Contact services. Contact is the charity for families with disabled children, providing the national advice, information and support service.Their free helpline 0808 808 3555 is open between 9.30-5 Mon to Fri or they can be contacted by email email@example.com
Independent Panel for Special Education Advice -
offer free independent advice; free representation at the Special Needs Tribunal and Free second professional opinions
Tel: 0800 018 4016 (advice line)
The Children's Legal Centre -
provides free legal advice and assistance in many areas of child, family and education law. We can advise children and young people and parents, carers or professionals working with children and young people.