Useful Contacts

Here is a list of useful contacts, both local and national organisations. Their work relates to SEND education, health and social care matters.

All Age Autism Support Services

Birmingham and Solihull All Age Autism Support Services is funded by the NHS England and managed via the BSol ICB, managed by Landau Limited. The aim of this service is to provide a reliable and accessible point of contact for autistic people/person, their parents, families and unpaid carers.

This service will also develop a service directory that connects with local statutory, third sector, private/independent organisations that support autistic people/persons.

The service will further award grants to bring new autistic support services onto the market to enhance support and encourage innovation and creativity and, to reflect local issues and need.

Visit All Age Autism Support Services


Cerebra is the national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together.

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Citizens Advice Birmingham

Citizens Advice Birmingham offers advice on a wide range of issues to anyone living in the Birmingham area.

Their service is free of charge, confidential, independent and impartial. They don’t judge you, persuade you or tell you what you should do – they listen, explain all the available options to you and support you in the course of action you decide to take.

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Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a charity run by disabled people, for disabled people.

Working across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire, they offer a variety of services to help improve the lives of disabled people; including those with physical disability, learning disability, sensory impairment, long-term health conditions and mental ill-health.

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A national charity for families with disabled children. They support families with the best possible guidance and information. Helping families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

They also have a dedicated information and advice helpline on 0808 808 3555.

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Birmingham Early Help

Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own. It also applies to all children and young people, with any form of need.

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Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for disabled children and their families. Last year they provided financial support to over 70,000 families.

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Healthwatch Birmingham

Healthwatch Birmingham is the independent ‘consumer champion’ for health and social care. They were created by the Health & Social Act 2012 to represent the views of patients and the public in our local area.

Healthwatch Birmingham make sure your views on health and social care services in Birmingham are heard by those who plan and manage the services.

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IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice)

IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability.



KIDS is a charity committed to delivering a consistently high level of service throughout their extensive and diverse range of provision. They offer a wide range of services to children and young people with SEND and their families, including mediation services.

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They provide support and information if your child has a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition.

Visit Scope


Special Educational Needs Transport Advocacy Service.


Birmingham SENAR Team

Contact details for the Local Authority SENAR Service. SENAR is the service for children and young people with special educational needs and/or learning disabilities aged 0 to 25 years. For statutory assessments of children with special educational need (SEN), and Education, Health and Care Plans, and placements of children with special needs.

Visit Birmingham SENAR Team


A national charity which supports parents and young people with SEN Support.