SOS!SEN The Independent Helpline for Special Educational Needs

SOS!SEN is a national charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children with SEN to tackle successfully themselves the difficulties they face when battling for their children’s rights.

National Helpline020 8538 3731

Website: http://www.sossen.org.uk

Email: [email protected] (administrative queries only)

To empower parents and carers they provide a free and friendly service including:

  • a telephone Helpline 5 days per week during term time
  • monthly drop in advice centres in some areas during term time
  • information sheets on many topics

They also offer small ‘hands-on’ one-day Workshops on such topics as:

  • Appeals Against Contents of EHCP
  • Writing Working Documents
  • Contents of EHC Plans
  • 16+ and 18+ Transfers
  • Annual Reviews
  • Enforcing SEN Provision

See their Workshops page for the programme of topics

These can be supplemented with 1:1 sessions.  Under very exceptional circumstances they may take over a case and act as a representative.