Our Partnerships, Affiliations and Memberships
We work with and in partnerships with a range of organisations in and outside of the SEND sector.
We are certified members of Social Enterprise UK. who are the leading global authority on social enterprise. They are the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK. They are also a strategic partner to 6 government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the National SEND Conference 2022 and the IG Schools’ SEND Learning subscription platform. It is an extraordinary opportunity to work with a modern, dynamic company like Inside Government (IG) that is constantly pushing for innovative ways to effectively serve our public sector and voluntary sector communities.
This years’ conference will be held in central London on 15th June. Please visit the website to see the amazing lineup of speakers, including André Imich, from the Department of Education, and top SEND professionals in their field around the country. You will gain insights from Tony McArdle, advisor to the eagerly awaited SEND review. CLICK HERE for more information.
We are also members of the CDC who are a consortium and an umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector with a membership of over 330 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care. The CDC is also a delivery partner to the Department of Education. They host several other networks in the SEND sector, and provide CPD training and support.
The CDC’s family includes:
- National Children’s Bureau
- Childhood Bereavent Network
- Anti-Bullying Alliance
- Schools Wellbeing Partnership
They also operate a number of different networks, programmes and special interest groups that focus on specific aspects of the SEND sector. Each network provides dedicated support and expert advice through a combination of training, resource development and dissemination of best practice. These includes:
- Early Years SEND
- Making Ourselves Heard
- Special Educational Consortium
The Special Educational Consortium (SEC) is a group of organisations that protect and promote the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. SEC’s membership includes the voluntary and community sector, education providers and professional associations:
- Ambitious About Autism
- Association of Colleges
- Association of Educational Psychologists
- British Dyslexia Association
- Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
- Downs Syndrome Association
- Driver Youth Trust
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Information, Advice and Support Programme
- I CAN
- Just For Kids Law
- National Association of Head Teachers
- National Autistic Society
- National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools
- National Children’s Bureau
- National Deaf Children’s Society
- National Development Team for Inclusion
- National Network of Parent Carer Forums
- Royal National Institute of Blind People
- Seashell Trust
- SEND Community Alliance
- Square Peg
- Thomas Pocklington Trust
- UK Disabled People’s Council
- Young Epilepsy
We are also directly affiliated/subscribed to other leading sector organisations such as:
The SEND Alliances is the community for grassroots SEND campaigners. Its a collaboration of people and organisations who want to improve SEND provision for children and young people with disabilities.
The consortium includes:
- Special Needs Jungle
- SEND National Crisis
- SEND Action
SNJ is an award-winning parent-led, information and resources, non-profit organisation with an active membership that influences government policy. They are well-informed expert bloggers in the SEND sector and recognised for representing the voices of SEND families across the UK.
Contact (formerly Contact a Family) is an established charity that provides extensive information, advice and support for families, influences policies, campaigns and research on disability and inclusion issues. They also provide lots of training and the delivery partner to the Department of Education for the national parent participation programme, and support the NNPCF (National Network of Parent Carer Forums).