BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. With over 80 years of experience serving the UK education sector, we represent over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.
The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) is the leading association campaigning for the interests of assistive technology users and of those who support them. Our aims are to:
Our vision is a society in which disabled children and young people’s rights are respected, their aspirations supported and life chances are assured.
We want disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfil their potential, and be active within the community. And we want parents of disabled children to be parents first - living ordinary lives.
We are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector with a membership of over 260 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.
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Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation which has been operating for 25 years. We support thousands of education professionals by providing relevant knowledge, training and resources required to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs and go on to ensure those children and young people reach their full potential. Working with those professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is effective and current.
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