UPDATED: 15.05.2020
In this section you can find support for the following:
Adult Education & Skills
Parents including SEN
Children & Young Adults


Learndirect (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)
Learndirect provide flexible learning opportunities for gaining new skills.

Read Easy
One to one tuition for over 18’s and adults who struggle with reading. Find contact details for your nearest group.

Scotland - My World of Work
Skills Development Scotland provides information about online learning and training.
Information: 0800 917 8000 (lines open 9am – 5pm)

National Careers Service (England)
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

Careers Wales
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

NI Direct – Careers Service
Information and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities.

Online information about courses available for reading, writing, maths and communication skills.

Information about what a career in teaching has to offer and routes into the profession in England.

Teacher Training in Wales

Teach in Scotland

Teacher Training in Northern Ireland

College of Policing
Information on careers in the police



Education Support Partnership
Emotional support, counselling and information for all education staff in school, FE & HE.
Supportline: UK - 08000 562 561 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07909 341229

Advice and support for carers, teachers and other workers who have been wrongly accused of abuse or misconduct in a work setting. 


PARENTS Including SEN- Special Education Needs

Gov.UK – exclusions
Information for parents regarding behaviour in schools and fixed period or permanent exclusions.

Gov. UK – special education needs
Information to parents for if a child requires special educational help.

ACE Education
ACE Education offer the latest advice about education issues for state funded education for children aged 5-16 years in England.
Advice: 0300 0115 142 (lines open Monday - Wednesday 10am - 1pm, Term time only)

SNAP Cymru 
Information, advice and support on special educational needs or disabilities for parents, children and young people in Wales.
Advice line: 0808 801 0608 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

The Scottish Advice Service for parents of children who may require extra support at school.
Helpline: 0345 123 2303 (lines open Monday – Friday 1pm – 4.30pm)

Network 81   
Network 81 support parents on issues around inclusive education for children with special needs.
Helpline: 0845 077 4055 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm)

Autism – education
National Autistic Society provides information and advice for parents and teachers.

Words For Life
Words For Life provide tips on communicating with children of all ages from baby to teenager to help with reading skills.

Providing support advice to parents that want to help their child with communication skills.

Gov.UK – exclusions
Information for parents regarding behaviour in schools and fixed period or permanent exclusions.

The Dyslexia Association
Support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents, families , educators and employers.

British Dyslexia Association
Information for parents on supporting a child with dyslexia through the education system

Dyspraxia Foundation 
Information on sources of support in your area, a range of leaflets and books on the condition.
Helpline: 01462 454 986 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm)

Information on ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service
Information for anyone who needs assistance on ADHD.

Living With ADHD
Information for parents of a child with ADHD. Separate section with information for teenagers.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
Information and advice on educating children with special needs in mainstream education. 

Help and support in setting up and running a PTA – Parent Teacher Association, including charity registration.


Prince’s Trust
Helps young people aged 13 -30 develop key skills, confidence and motivation to move into work, education or training.
Information line: 0800 842842 (lines open every day 9am- 9pm)

The Mix 
Offering support via helpline and confidential 1-2-1 chat  to young people (up to 25), includes work and study advice.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 4pm - 11pm)
1-2-1 chat (lines open 4pm - 11pm)

Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)