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SOS!SEN offers independent, legally-based advice on special educational needs to parents and carers. It aims to support and empower people to navigate the legal maze and challenge decisions to get the right education for their child.

SOS!SEN 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

SOS!SEN provides:

  • 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 s solicitor covering: Appeals
  • Webinars both live and recorded, covering a wide range of topics
  • Workshops
  • 1:1 advice sessions, offered in person or online
  • Document checking and letter writing services

SOS!SEN is a registered charity (no. 1153884).

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

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6 Ladderstile Ride
Kingston Upon Thames
United Kingdom


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Last updated 26 March 2024