1:1 Advice

If you are requiring more in-depth advice than can be given at an advice centre or on the helpline, you may want to book a 1:1 meeting with one of our trained volunteers.

You can bring along any papers relating to your child’s needs, and ask any questions and discuss issues relating to your individual case.

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Before booking your 1:1

If you wish to book a 1:1 session,  please contact our admin team to request a service booking form using the link below.

We aim to contact you within 3 working days of receipt of your form to arrange a convenient date and time for your appointment.

We ask for a fee for attending a 1:1 session where you will receive legally-based advice from a trained member of the team. As a small charity, this ensures we are able to continue to support others. Please see booking form for details.

Availability of our volunteers

As we rely on volunteers to support our services, we cannot always guarantee exact date and times of their availability in advance. Once you have contacted us requesting an appointment, we will reach out to our volunteers and advise you of the nearest available date and time. It is not possible to guarantee availability within short notice.

Please note that whilst our services provide advice and guidance for families, this does not constitute legal advice, and neither Eleanor Wright, our Coordinator, nor anyone else within SOS!SEN can act for you as your solicitor.

If your situation is urgent, please let us know when contacting us. If we cannot help immediately, we will advise you come to one of the advice centres or call the helpline.

If you are needing our help and wish us to support you with one of our services, please contact our admin team for a service booking form.

Need further support?

In addition to 1:1 appointments, we also offer the following services:

  • Checking and advising on the quality of an EHC Plan
  • Draft parental reasons for appeal
  • Other draft Tribunal documents such as Working Documents, parental witness statements.
  • Pre-action letters (Judicial Reviews) –  see our Help Centre on Judicial Review  and download our comprehensive tools and guidance to see if this applies to your case