Useful Links

Education

  • ACE (Advisory Centre for Education), 18 Victoria Park, London E2 9PB. Tel: 0171 354 8321 (free advice
    service)
  • ACERT (Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other travellers), Moot Hse, The Stow, Harlow,
    Essex CM20 3AG. Tel: 01279 418666
  • Campaign for State Education (CASE), 158 Durham Rd , London SW20 0DG. Tel: 0181 944 8206
  • Centre for Design and Technology Education, RJ Booth, University of Wolverhampton , Castle View, Dudley,
    West Midlands DY1 3HR. Tel: 01902 323532
  • Christian Education Movement, Royal Buildings, Victoria St , Derby DE1 1GW . Tel: 01332 296655
  • Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACAC), Castle Buildings, Womanby St , Cardiff CF1 9SX .
    Tel: 01222 375400
  • Development Education Association, 3rd Floor, 29–31 Cowper St , London EC2A 4AP. Tel: 0171 490 8108
  • Grant Maintained Schools Centre, Red Lion Hse, 9–10 High St , High Wycombe , Bucks HP11 2AZ.
    Tel: 01494 474470
  • Health Education Authority, Hamilton Hse, Mabledon Place , London WC1H 9TX . Tel: 0171 383 3833
  • Health Education Board for Scotland , Woodburn Hse, Canaan Lane , Edinburgh EH10 4SG .
    Tel: 0131 447 8044
  • Health Promotion Wales, Fynnon-las, Ty Glas Ave , Llanishen, Cardiff CF4 5DZ. Tel: 01222 752222
  • Home and School Council, B Bullivant, 40 Sunningdale Mount, Ecclesall, Sheffield S11 9HA.
    Tel: 0114 236 4181
  • Music Education Council, Music Dept, Institute of Education , 20 Bedford Way , London , WC1H 9AL. }
    Tel: 0171 612 7640
  • National Association for Primary Education (NAPE), National Ctr for Primary Education, Queens Buildings,
    University of Leicester, Barrack Rd, Northampton NN2 6AF. Tel: 01604 36326
  • National Association of Language Advisers, Education Services Adviser, Education Dept, Margaret St,
    Birmingham B3 3BU. Tel: 0121 235 2706
  • National Coaching Foundation, 114 Cardigan Rd , Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BJ. Tel: 0113 374 4802
  • National Council for Education Technology, Milburn Rd , Science Park , Coventry CV4 7JJ
  • National Education Association, 1 Hinchley Way , Hinchley Wood, Esher , Surrey KT10 0BD.
    Tel: 0181 398 1253
  • National Literacy Association, 5 Airspeed, Priory Industrial Park , Christchuch, Dorset BH23 4HD.
    Tel: 01425 272232
  • National Portage Association, National Secretary, 4 Clifton Gdns, Winchester , Hants SO22 1BN.
    Tel: 01962 860148 (specialist home advice visits on how to teach a child at home, local schemes)
  • Nursery and Pre-school Information Line, PO BOX 5 , Brecon LD3 87X. Tel: 01874 638007
  • Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8 John Adam St , London WC2N 6EZ . Tel: 0171 229 1234
  • Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum (Scottish CCC), Gardyne Rd , Dundee DD5 1NY .
    Tel: 01382 455053
  • Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St John St , Edinburgh EH8 8JR. Tel: 0131 557 2944
  • Scottish Sports Council, Caledonia Hse, South Gyle , Edinburgh EH12 9DQ. Tel: 0131 317 7200

 


Special Educational Needs

  • Access Committee for England , (see RADAR address). Tel: 0171 250 4119 (access to local buildings,
    etc for people with disabilities)
  • British Association of Art Therapists, 11a Richmond Rd , Brighton BN2 3RL . Tel: 01273 265407
  • British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, A Underwood, 41 The Orchard, Leven, Beverley,
    North Humberside HU17 5QA. Tel: 01964 544243
  • British Deaf Association, 38 Victoria Place , Carlisle CA1 1HU . Tel: 01228 40844
  • British Dyslexia Association, 98 London Rd , Reading RG1 5AU . Tel: 01734 668271
  • Bristish Institute of Learning Disabilities, Wolverhampton Rd , Kidderminster , Worcs DY10 3PP.
    Tel: 01562 850251
  • Children’s Society, Edward Rudolf Hse, Margery St , London WC1X 0JL . Tel: 0171 837 4299
  • Computability Centre, PO Box 94 , Warwick , Warwickshire CV34 5WS (information, training,
    demonstrations and assessment)
  • Disability Information Trust, Mary Marlborough Ctr, Nuffield Orthopaedic Ctr, Windmill Rd, Headington,
    Oxford OX3 7LD. Tel: 01865 227591 (facts, assessments, products, ideas)
  • Disability Action, 2 Annadale Ave , Belfast BT 3JR, Ireland . Tel: 01232 491011 (information plus practical
    services, eg. transport)
  • Disability Scotland , Princes Hse, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RG , Scotland . Tel:0131 2298632
    (children’s equipment and touring Mobile Advice Centre)
  • Disability Wales , Llys Ifor, Cresent Rd , Caeffili, Canol Morgannwg CF8 1XL. Tel: 01222 887325
  • Disabled Living Foundation, 380–4 Harrow Rd , London W9 2HU . Tel: 0171 289 6111 (advice, information,
    reference library and demonstrations to visit in London and regional centres)
  • Dyspraxia Trust, PO Box 30 , Hitchin, Herts SG5 1UU. Tel: 01462 454 986 (medical and educational advice)
  • Gifted Children’s Information Centre, Hampton Grange, 21 Hampton Lane , Solihull B91 2QJ .
    Tel: 0121 705 4547
  • MENCAP (Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults), 123 Golden Lane , London EC1Y 0RT.
    Tel: 0171 454 0454
  • National Association for Gifted Children, Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd , Northampton NN2 7AL.
    Tel: 0604 792300
  • RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation), Unit 12, City Forum, 250 City Rd , London
    EC1V 8AF . Tel: 0171 250 3222 (particularly active in holidays, education and employment)
  • SENNAC (Special Educational Needs National Advisory Council), I Petrie, Dept of Education, Liverpool
    University, PO Box 147 , Liverpool L69 3BX. Tel: 0151 722 3819
  • Voluntary Council for Handicapped Children, 8 Wakerley St , London EC1V 7QE . Tel: 0171 843 6000

Right and Benefits

  • Child Poverty Action Group, 4th Floor, 1–5 Bath St , London EC1V 9PY . Tel: 0171 253 3406 (information on
    benefits)
  • Children’s Legal Centre, 20 Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN. Tel: 0171 359 9392
  • Disability Alliance , Universal Hse, 88–94 Wentworth St , London E1 7SA . Tel: 0171 247 8776 (general) or
    0171 247 8763 (benefits advisor)
  • Disability Law Service, Room 241, 2nd Floor, 49–51 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LR. Tel: 0171 831 8031

Family, Relationships and Counselling

  • Both Parents Forever, 39 Cloonmore Ave , Orpington , Kent BR6 9LE . Tel: 016989 854343 (help for parents/
    grandparents following divorce, separation and care proceedings)
  • British Association for Counselling, 1 Regent Place, Rugby , Warks CV21 2PJ. Tel: 01788 550899 (send SAE for
    free referral to local counsellor)
  • Compassionate Friends, 53 North St , Bristol BS3 1EN . Helpline tel: 0117 953 9639 (support for parents who
    have lost a child)
  • Crossroads Care, 10 Regent Place , Rugby , Warwickshire CV21 2PN. Tel: 01788 573653 (caring for carers,
    assessment and visit to tailor relief care)
  • Family Education Trust, 322 Woodstock Rd , Oxford OX2 7NS . Tel: 01865 56848
  • Family Service Units, Old Marylebone Rd , London NW1 5QP . Tel: 0171 402 5175
  • Gingerbread, 49 Wellington St , London WC2E 7BN. Tel: 0171 240 0953) (advice and local support for one-
    parent families)
  • Kidscape, 152 Buckingham Palace Rd , London SW1W 9RT. Tel: 0171 730 3300 (information for parents and
    professionals to help teach children how to avoid bullying or abuse)
  • Parentline (Organisations for parents under stress), Rayfa Hse, 57 Hart Rd , Thundersley, Essex SS7 3PD.
    Tel: 01268 757077 Parentline: 01702 554 782

Other Useful Addresses & Phone Number

  • British Federation of Young Choirs, A Fairbairn, 37 Frederick St , Loughborough, Leics LE11 3BW.
    Tel: 01509 211664
  • Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), Leslie Crt, Ln-y-Llyn, Caephilly, Mid Glam CF8 1BQ.
    Tel: 01222 880088
  • National Council for Voluntary Youth Schemes, 11 St Bride St , London EC4A 4AS . Tel 0171 353 6909
  • National Playbus Association, 93 Whitby Rd , Bristol B34 3QF . Tel: 0117 977 5375
  • Outward Bound Trust, Chestnut Field, Regent Place , Rugby CV21 2PJ . Tel: 01788 560423
  • Scottish Standing Council of Voluntary Youth Organisations, Central Hall, West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BD.
    Tel: 0131 229 0339