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About SOS!SEN

SOS!SEN is an independent registered charity started in 2002 by a small group who had spent much of their lives in education or related services. We help parents secure the right educational support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We now have a team of over 70 volunteers advising parents, many of whom have been in your shoes, seeking to get the right provision for their children.

We are able to fund the important lifeline we provide to parents through your donations for our services and our Surrey-based charity shop.

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What we do

We provide a range of information, advice and support to help parents find their way through the daunting legal and bureaucratic maze of securing SEN support for their children.

Parents are not always aware of their children’s entitlement to SEN provision; we help them navigate the process, with advice underpinned by current legislation and best practice.

Advice on your case
We offer a free helpline, walk-in advice centres, 1:1 appointments and training workshops and webinars to help answer questions about your child’s case.

Documentation support
We review draft EHCPs, prepare parental Grounds of Appeal, provide other Tribunal documents such as the Working Document, support the Annual Review process, issue pre-action letters for Judicial Review, and advise on wider provision enforcement.

Resources
Our website, booklets, information sheets, and webinars provide legally-based advice and guidance, and responses to frequently-asked questions.

What parents say

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