Information and self-help resources
Information about schools and education from Citizens Advice.
Information about schools and education:
- Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work
- school admissions and transport to school
- schools and curriculum
- student finance
- Universities and higher education.
- early years and childcare
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
- Schools and Community Psychology Service
- Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service (WIASS).
Information about services for families, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, childcare and education.
Phone: 0208 871 7899 (read about call charges)
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Information and advice about education law. Information about admissions, appeals and exclusions.
Information portal developed by and for disabled people. Factsheets and guides about benefit appeals, education, equality, hate crime reporting, independent living and personal budgets.
Organisations that can help
Free service providing confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their parents.
Phone: 0208 871 5237 (read about call charges)
Monday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Friday 10am to 1pm (term time only)
Advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families in England.
Phone (family or child law): 0300 330 5480 (read about call charges)
Phone (education law): 0300 330 5485 (read about call charges)
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Support for families of refugee origin with children in education, including education advice and casework on special needs and exclusion, ESOL classes, and homework help (Somali, Tigrinya and other languages).
Support, advice and representation to reintegrate pupils excluded from school back into full-time, mainstream education.
Phone: 0207 733 0297 (read about call charges)
Advice and support for disabled people who are 16+ and studying or thinking about studying full-time or part-time. Service provided by Disability Rights UK.
Phone: 0330 995 0414 (read about call charges)
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am to 1pm
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