SOS!SEN is a small charity dedicated to offering independent, legally based advice on Special Educational Needs to parents and carers. We aim to support and empower people to navigate the legal maze and challenge decisions to get the right education for their child.   

We 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 

We offer: 

  • A term time helpline  
  • SEND Walk in advice centres in different locations 
  • Information sheets on many topics 
  • Booklets written by our solicitor covering: 
  • Exclusions 
  • Assessment of SEN 
  • EHCPs 
  • 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 


Our helpline is open term time only. Updates to our opening times can be found on our website. 

Call: 0208 538 3731 



Register/Log in to purchase and view our webinars: 

Our users say: 

"Thank you for always being at the end of the phone to help. Your advice has been invaluable in making me realise that as a parent I AM NOT powerless. Thank you!" 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Help line
Contact Position
Helpline volunteers
020 8538 3731 020 8538 3731
Scan to visit this website

Where to go

View KT8 9BE on a map



The Helpline and our monthly advice centres are free. We are an independent charity and are funded by donations from our workshops, 1:1 advice meetings and fundraising events. We also have a children's charity shop in Worcester Park. Please see our website for more information on our services.


Referral required

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment


Save to Shortlist

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
See: Help on how to choose services safely

Last Updated

Last updated:

Skip back to top of page