In 1983, IPSEA was set up to support parents and carers who wanted mainstream placements for their children with special educational needs. Today, IPSEA is the leading charity in England helping children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to get the support, education, and training opportunities they are entitled to under the law.
Over the past four decades, through tireless advocacy and continually developing our services, IPSEA has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of children and young people with SEND. They have grown and developed their expertise to help give children and young people with SEND the opportunity to achieve their potential.
I'm taking on #Challenge40 to mark IPSEA's 40th anniversary because I want to help protect, promote and uphold the rights and entitlements of children and young people with SEND. Funds raised through my challenge will help IPSEA to train an estimated 50 new volunteers through 2023.
Getting the education a child or young person with SEND is legally entitled to can feel like an endurance test – so running a mile a day for forty days is a perfect way for me to raise funds and awareness – because here at IPSEA, we can help at every step of the way.