Agencies which provide information and support
Advisory Centre for Education
0300 0115 142
Online advice on special educational needs.
Coram Childrens Centre Law Advice Line
Advice and information on all aspects of law and policy affecting children
and young people.
Education Otherwise Association Ltd: 0845 478 6345
Telephone information and support for families who wish to educate
their children outside school. Membership organisation with support
IPSEA - Independent Panel for Special Education Advice: 0800
and support for parents of children with special educational needs.
Advice on LEA's legal duties, support and possible representation
for parents appealing to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.
Also when required, second professional opinions on a child's needs
and the provision required to meet those needs.
Learn Direct National Learning Advice Line: 0800 101 901 (Learn Direct Scotland 0808 100 9000)
of wide range of courses (local, distant, online).
- NCS YES
National Citizen Service is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England and Northern Ireland to make new friendships, learn new skills and create unforgettable memories. NCS takes place outside of term time in the Spring, Summer and Autumn and involves outdoor activities, staying away from home, learning life skills, personal skills, leadership, communication. Fee of £50 or less depending on circumstances and provider.
0800 731 5321
Rathbone is a national organisation giving young people who are experiencing significant disadvantage the right opportunities to learn and to achieve.
UK Council for International Student Affairs:
020 7788 9214
Telephone advice for international students and prospective international
students studying at post-secondary level. Subjects covered include
immigration, fee status, financial aid and sources of funding and rights
as an Economic Area student.
www.additionalneeds.net - Provides information, activities, resources for teachers, parents,
pupils and others who have an interest in additional needs. Includes sections on anger management and challenging behaviour.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise - Help for improving English, maths, writing, understanding the web, interactive exercises and games etc.
www.bbc.co.uk/learning - Find a course and learn a language, build skills in other areas.
www.chompchomp.com - Interactive exercises to improve understanding of grammar
- www.thebrightsidetrust.org - Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of a young person achieving their education or career ambitions is a lack of information or support.
Online mentoring – getting advice and support from someone who is where you want to be, whether that's at university or in a certain career, is invaluable. We make this happen through online mentoring – structured and supported online contact with a mentor who can help young people work out where they want to go in life and how they can get there.
Online resources – there's an overwhelming amount of information on careers, finance and education. Knowing where to go and what to trust is hard. We make it easy. Our online information resources cover everything you might need to know.
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