SOS!SEN runs regular hands-on training sessions on topics such as how to appeal an SEN statement and how to prepare for a Tribunal hearing.
Workshops for April and early May 2013:
(Please note these will be held at our new office in Hampton Hill)
- Post 16 Transfer & Cease to Maintain
- The Working Document and the Run-Up to Tribunal
- Statutory Assessment & Appealing Refusal to Assess
- Appealing after Annual Review
- Appealing a Statement
Regular small-group, one-day mini-workshops for parents wanting either to obtain a statement or to appeal an existing statement. Held regularly in Hampton Hill.
Find out more on our workshops HERE
SOS!SEN Research into Parent Experiences of the SEND Tribunal
SOS!SEN is currently undertaking some research into the experiences of parents who have participated in the SEND Tribunal system.
If you have been to a SEND Tribunal within the last two years, or if your case fell through in the two weeks before the Tribunal we
would very much like to hear from you.
Please click HERE
for further details.
SOS!SEN operates a free, friendly, confidential telephone helpline for parents and others seeking information and
advice on special educational needs
Need help? Call our helpline!
We offer advice on:
For details of the helpline closures - see the ‘CONTACT US’ page.
- getting the right help for your child
- dealing with your school and local authority
- interpreting official letters
- getting a statement for your child
- finding independent professional advice
- appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal
Walk-in advice centres
Come and talk to one of our staff face-to-face. We run free monthly “surgeries” in Thornton Heath, Aldershot, and Hampton Hill.
Please note the Twickenham advice centre has now moved to Hampton Hill.
Unfortunately there are no facilities for parking at any of our advice centres. Please use public transport or allow plenty of time to find parking in the area.
Find out more HERE
Download our free advice sheets. We cover topics such as:
- Statutory assessments
- Tribunal appeals
- Judicial reviews
- Legal aid
Find out more HERE
The Government proposals for changes to SEN - SOS!SEN comments on these and asks for your opinions.
See article on the News and Events page (or click HERE
Website changes (latest at the top)
Additional workshops added (added 14/12/2012)
Minor changes - removal of past events (changed 17/11/2012)
Hampshire County Council restricting the rights of children and professionals (added 25/10/2012)
SOS!SEN submission to the Select Committee (added 23/10/2012)
SOS!SEN research parental experiences of SEND tribunals (added 10/10/2012)
Changes to draft legislation for major changes to SEN (added 8/10/2012)
Draft legislation for major changes to SEN (added 2/10/2012)
Changes to Advice Centre dates (added 7/9/2012)
Additional workshops added (added 17/7/2012)
Government proposals for changes to SEN (added 12/6/2012)
New All4Kids_Shop page added (added 20/3/2012)