• Type of SEND provision:


SOS!SEN is a national charity which helps parents and carers of children with SEN to tackle the difficulties they face when securing support for their children. We help people to find their way through the legal and official maze that can be unsettling to many.

To make parents and carers feel more stronger and confident, we provide a free and friendly service including:

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

We also offer small ‘hands-on’ one-day workshops on such topics as:

  • Appeals Against Contents of EHCP
  • Writing working documents
  • Contents of EHC Plans
  • over 16 and over 18 transfers
  • Annual reviews
  • Enforcing SEN provision

See our workshops page for more information on the programme of topics.

These can be supplemented with one to one sessions. Under very exceptional circumstances we may take over a case and act as a representative.

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Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

  • How to access
  • You can find information on getting started on the How we can help page.

  • When is it available
  • For SEN help and advice please phone: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm Tuesday Evening Helpline 8pm to 10pm