Useful Contacts 

Below you will find links to lots of useful websites and guides for supporting children with SEND:

ADDISS provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you’re looking for in ADHD, ADDISS will do their best to help.

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and by directly supporting children and their carers.

PSS Independent supporters
PSS Independent Supporters are here to help these families during the EHC assessment process, or when they’re moving over to their new EHC plan. PSS are delivering the Independent Supporter service for the majority of the North West in partnership with Barnardos and Together Trust. PSS are responsible for all the Merseyside counties and have a strong team who are trained in the new reforms and ready to give advice that aims to benefit families who are affected.

National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Dyspraxia Foundation
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. After being told that their children had Dyspraxia they were astonished and dismayed to discover that no facilities existed to help or inform parents and children with the condition.

Sensory Integration Network
The aim of the Sensory Integration Network is to promote education, good practice and research into the theory and practice of Ayres’ Sensory Integration. They are a not-for-profit organisation with a broad membership base, drawn mainly from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

SEN & Disability Local Offer
Liverpool Local Offer
The Local Offer gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and their families’ information about what support and services the local authority think will be available in their local area. Download The Liverpool Local Offer App – Created to let young people in Liverpool know what services are available to them if they, their parents or their guardians need extra support.

Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children providing information, advice and support. Contact a Family brings families together so they can support each other; campaigning to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum (LivPaC) is a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special additional needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who work with education, health and care services to ensure the services they plan and deliver are fit for purpose and meet the needs of children and young people.

ADDvanced Solutions
ADDvanced Solutions Community Network encourages, equips and empowers children, young people and their families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. Our engaging, community-based, learning, coaching and mentoring programmes will help you and your family to better recognise, understand and meet your individual needs, enabling you to manage the day to day challenges.