Useful Resources & Information

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FIND Newsletter:

Please find the link here to the latest Lancashire newsletter for parents and carers of, and professionals working with, children and young people with SEND.

Lancashire SEND IAS:

Lancashire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND. Please find a link here

Please find a link here for Blackburn with Darwen SENDIASS Community information.

Lancashire Talkzone:

Talkzone have a range of services committed to making a positive difference to the lives of young people in Lancashire. You can chat online, email, text or call their helpline to talk about keeping safe, money, your rights and housing, care leavers local offer, being in care, sex and relationships, keeping well and healthy, LGBT, SEND - Special educational needs and disabilities, travel and young carers. Please find more information here


LawStuff provides free legal information to children and young people. LawStuff is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, which provides more detailed information both over the phone and online. Please find more information here

IPSEA - Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

The Children and Families Act 2014 extended the statutory framework of support to young people with SEN up to the age of 25. The same law applies for young people as for children, so you can use the IPSEA website to find out information about:

  • SEN support at school or college
  • EHC needs assessments and EHC plans
  • Transport to school or college

Ditch the Label:

Please find a link here to the Global Youth Charity 'Ditch the Label' which aims to help young people aged 12-25 navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity and relationships. They provide digital safe spaces, direct support, education, campaigns and world-class research. 

Online Safeguarding: