Home education for children with special educational needs

These guidance notes are intended to provide information and useful resources for parents who opt to Electively Home Educate their child or children who have SEN needs. Whether your child has a formal diagnosis, or you are in the process of seeking support for your child's development and or learning needs, these services are available to you for advice and guidance.

Home education websites for parents of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The organisations below can provide advice to parents about home education for children with special educational needs (SEN). Please contact any of the organisations that are relevant to your child's special educational needs.

SEND Advice Surrey

SEND Advice Surrey (formerly SSIASS) can offer advice and support to parents who are considering, or have chosen, to educate their child at home in Surrey. They provide a confidential Helpline for parents and a Parent Partnership Adviser will respond to your call or email within 48 hours.

Parent's Guide to the Learners' Single Point of Access (L-SPA)

Parents' guide to the Learners' Single Point of Access (L-SPA)

Parents and carers who are concerned about the development or learnings needs of their child, can talk to their child's early years setting, school, GP or health visitor. They will discuss any concerns you have, tell you what they think, and explain to you what kind of support your child may need.

But Surrey County Council's Learners' Single Point of Access (L-SPA) can also offer advice on how to access the most appropriate support for that child.

We are always delighted to speak to parents and carers. They can call the L-SPA on 0300 200 1015.

We aim to answer your call within 20 seconds Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm all year.

HE Special

HE Special offer information and support for parents of children with special educational needs who are home educating or considering doing so.

National Autistic Society (Surrey branch)

The National Autistic Society (Surrey branch) provide a wide range of services to parents and carers of children with autism and can offer advice about home educating a child with autism.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation provides advice to parents of children with dyspraxia and information about local support groups. They also provide a helpline that includes advice to parents about home education for a child with dyspraxia.

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK's leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. They offer courses to parents and have a centre in Egham that can provide advice, including about home education for a child with dyslexia.

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society provides a directory of private educational psychologists all of whom are registered with the Health Professionals' Council.