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SOS!SEN

SOS!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 

 

Website: www.sossen.org.uk   

Register/Log in to purchase and view our webinars: https://sossen-sandbox.mxapps.io/ 

 

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!" 

 

Where to Go

Venue address
Surrey
Postcode
KT13
Additional Notes

There is a local advice centre in Manchester at M19 3AR. Please see website for times and dates.

https://www.sossen.org.uk/advice_centres.php

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
The term-time helpline is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30-12:30 and 13:00-16:00 and on a Tuesday evening from 8.00pm to 10.00pm.
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
Advice centres in Manchester are on Monday mornings once a month. Please see website for exact dates and times. https://www.sossen.org.uk/advice_centres.php Advice centres are also held at other venues around the country.

Other Details

Associated Cost
No
Referral required?
No
Notes

Providing services to:

0-4 years (pre-school)

4-11 years (primary school age)

11-16 years (secondary school age)

16+ years

Children

Young People

Disabled children/young people

Adults

Carers

 

Supporting people with:

Physical disability

Hearing impairment

Visual impairment

Challenging behaviour

Learning difficulty

Mental health conditions

Autistic Spectrum condition

Communication impairment

Who to Contact

Name
Helpline
Position
Helpline volunteers
Telephone
020 8538 3731
Email
admin@sossen.org.uk
Website
https://sossen.org.uk/
Additional Notes

There is a local advice centre in Manchester at M19 3AR. Please see website for times and dates.

https://www.sossen.org.uk/advice_centres.php

Last Updated: 10/03/2021