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Network 81

Address: 10 Boleyn Way West Clacton Essex CO15 2NJ
Tel: 0845 077 4055
Fax: 0845 077 4058

Network 81 is the national network for parents of children with special educational needs.

Working towards properly resourced inclusive education by:

  • To enhance opportunities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To support parents and carers offering unbiased advice and providing training on all matters regarding the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To raise awareness and publicise good practice in the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To offer support to other voluntary groups and professionals through training and provision of information and advice.
  • To encourage parents to take their rightful place in the education policy-making process, including equal access to information.
  • To promote parent-professional partnership.


  • Helpline operating from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday, offering advice and information on special educational needs, assessment, the statementing process, choosing a school, communication with schools and local authorities, rights of parents and of children.
  • Links parents with local support groups where possible and appropriate.

Also offers advice to parents on a range of topics including:

  • Choosing a school.
  • Inclusive education.
  • Educational Law and the Code of Practice.
  • Communication with schools and Education Authorities.
  • Local and national organisations available to help parents.
  • In-house training on Special Education needs and other related topics, tailored to individual needs.

Local Groups: Links with other groups and individuals have been created.

Membership is encouraged under the following categories:

  • Individual/Family £20.00
  • Group Membership £25.00
  • LEA membership £35.00

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Whilst all the information given in this document was correct at the time of going to press, DIAL Doncaster cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.

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