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SOS! SEN

OS!SEN is a small charity dedicated to offering independent, legally based advice on Special Educational Needs to parents and carers. We aim to support and empower people to navigate the legal maze and challenge decisions to get the right education for their child.   

We offer advice on: 

  • getting the right help for your child 
  • dealing with the school or local authority 
  • interpreting official letters 
  • The EHCP process 
  • finding independent expert professional advice 
  • appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal 

We offer: 

  • A term time helpline  
  • Bookable online advice centres (during coronavirus) & walk-in centres (when open – currently closed due to coronavirus) 
  • Information sheets on many topics 
  • Booklets written by our solicitor covering: 
  • Exclusions 
  • Assessment of SEN 
  • EHCPs 
  • Appeals 
  • Webinars both live and recordedcovering a wide range of topics 
  • Workshops 
  • 1:1 advice sessions, offered in person or online 
  • Document checking and letter writing services  

Our term time helpline is open  

Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and 1-4pm  

Tuesday evening 8-10pm. 

Call: 0208 538 3731 

Register/Log in to purchase and view our webinars.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helpline
Contact Position
Helpline volunteers
Telephone
020 8538 3731
E-mail
admin@sossen.org.uk
Website
SOS!SEN The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs

Where to go

Postcode
KT8 9BE

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Our helpline and advice centres are free.

Our charity is funded by our workshops, webinars, 1:1 meetings and fundraising events. We also have a charity shop in Worcester Park.

Other notes

What we do:

10 walk-in advice centres

Free term time helpline including an evening session

Our users say:

"Thank you for always being at the end of the phone to help. Your advice has been invaluable in making me realise that as a parent I AM NOT powerless. Thank you!"

Local Offer

Description

SOS! SEN is a national charity offering friendly, independent and confidential advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN) through our free helpline and walk in advice centres. We aim to empower parents and others to navigate the SEN legal maze themselves.

We also offer workshops and document check services.

What we do:

  • 10 free walk-in advice centres
  • Free helpline
  • Workshops on SEN topics to empower parents
  • Document check and 1:1 advice
  • Website with information sheets

Our users say:

"Thank you for always being at the end of the phone to help. Your advice has been invaluable in making me realise that as a parent I AM NOT powerless. Thank you!"

Contact Email
admin@sossen.org.uk
Links
SOS!SEN The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs
Last updated: 03/02/2021
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