Education advice

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Network members who provide advice and support on education are listed below. Click on their name to go to their page on this website.


Allerdale Disability Association

Barrow CAB

Barrow & District Disability Association

Carlisle Key

Citizens Advice Allerdale

Citizens Advice Carlisle & Eden

Connexions Cumbria

Copeland CAB

Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team

Cumbria Cerebral Palsy

Cumbria Community Skills & Learning

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

Cumbria Gateway

Cumbria Law Centre

Cumbria Rural CAB

Furness Enterprise (The Workshop and Return to Work)

Furness Multicultural Community Forum

Kingmoor Community and Business Centre

Mirehouse Community Centre

MyBnk Project (Cumbria Youth Alliance)

Outreach and Respite Support Service for Young People


PTSD Link (UK)


Shaw Trust in the Community

Shelter South Cumbria Offender Scheme

South Cumbria Dyslexia Association


Terrence Higgins Trust

The Families Programme

Turning Point

West House


National Website information links and helplines


Adviceguide (education section)

education section of the Citizens Advice national website. Information on: access to education, types of school, choosing a school, special educational needs, problems at school; further and higher education, adult education, help with educational costs.


Directgov (education and learning section)

information on education and learning from the government website


Advisory Centre for Education, ACE

a national charity that provides independent advice for parents and carers of children aged 5-16 in state-funded education. ACE provide information, support and advice to parents to help their children at school, particularly where there are problems. Their website provides information and resources and details of their telephone helpline.



IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs. Their website provides information and resources and details of their telephone helpline.