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SOS!SEN

What do we do?

SOS!SEN is a national charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children with SEN to tackle successfully themselves the difficulties they face when battling for their children’s rights.

We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and bureaucratic maze that is so daunting to so many.

To empower parents and carers we provide a free and friendly service including:

  • a telephone Helpline 5 days per week
  • monthly drop in advice centres in some areas
  • information sheets on many topics

We also offer small ‘hands-on’ one-day Workshops to help parents prepare appeals to the SEN Tribunal.  These can be supplemented with follow-up Progress Sessions.  Under very exceptional circumstances we may take over a case and act as a representative.

We offer advice on:

  • getting the right help for your child
  • dealing with the school or local authority
  • interpreting official letters
  • getting a statement for your child
  • finding independent expert professional advice
  • appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

PLEASE NOTE: The helpline, advice centres and workshops operate during term time only.

 

Who to contact

Telephone
020 8538 3731
E-mail
admin@sossen.org.uk
Website
https://www.sossen.org.uk/

Where to go

Address
The Gate House
51 High Street
Hampton Hill
Middlesex
Postcode
TW12 1NH

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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