Contact a Family Very supportive charity set up to help families with disabled children. Good range of publication and information packages on various topics.

SNIP SNIP promotes information to families of children with special needs based at the Sick Children’s hospital. Information provided on all aspects of children’s lives. SNIP has over 300 members – parents and professionals who are sent a quarterly newsletter called ‘Snippets’.

Enquire National advice service for special educational needs in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Executive and managed by Children in Scotland. Very useful to help family accessing a coordinated support plan.

Scottish Child Law Centre Free, confidential advice line for under 18′s about any aspect of the law and young people’s rights. The Scottish Law Centre aims to promote the welfare of children and young persons under eighteen years of age through inter alia providing information, advice and representation and considering, commenting and advising on legal issues.

Children in Scotland Sharing and exchanging skills and expertise. Funded in part through Scottish Executive. Organises series of conferences, courses and workshop on various topics.

IPSEA Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA) Free advice to parents of children with special educational needs.

ISEA Scotland Most supportive and effective independent support to individuals with special additional needs to meet their right to access to education.