Derby SEND Information Advice and Support Service provides free, legally-based impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for children, young people and parents/carers covering SEN, Disabilities, Health and Social Care.
Derby based organisation, Umbrella, enables disabled children, young people and young adults aged 0 to 30 to realise their full potential.
In Derby city, the Local Offer has been designed with feedback from young people and parents in mind.
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA), a charity offering advice and support on SEN and Disabilities.
Contact are a charity for families with disabled children who bring together families and offer a range of support. They have produced a very helpful booklet called The Helpful Guide for Families with Disabled Children. If you would prefer a hard copy of this guide, then you can order one from the Contact Website.
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We have a BSL signed video service to assist you if required.
Need an advocate?
Advocacy means having someone to help you express your views and wishes if you find it difficult to do this yourself.
An advocate is not there to provide information and advice.
Because an advocate should be independent, we don't directly provide an advocacy service but we do fund a local organisation to provide independent advocacy.