My name is Karen Soul and I have extensive experience of SEND legislation, and I've spent many years writing Statements and EHC Plans. Five years ago I founded K.S Associates and since then myself and my team have written EHC Plans for many Local Authorities.
I personally take on work from parents/guardians who have children with SEND and offer a range of services at competitive prices. I'm an advocate of children/young people with SEND and work hard to help them get their needs met.
Please take a look at the services I offer.
I was personally involved in the SEND14 trial looking at the new legislation relating to the Children and Families Act 2014 and the new Special educational needs and disability Code of Practice 0-25 years. I worked as an SEN Officer coordinating the EHC Needs Assessment, liaising with parents and schools, and chairing Team Around the Family meetings. After this I was appointed as an Implementation Officer, which included helping to introduce new ways of working, giving advice to SENCOs in school and delivering training and mentoring in writing the Education, Health and Care Plan.
" Karen triages the important and substantial information from the various reports she is given and creates a summary that is easy to read, understand and follow as well as giving it "flow". This latest strand in her work is very difficult to achieve in most cases, given the raw material she normally has to work from. In addition to writing in a specialist manner, she can also produce written work that is accessible ( plain English) to customers and the general public without making it sound patronising. Karen is meticulous, conscientious and reliable.
County Council Tribunal Officer and SEN Manager
The service and support we have received from Karen (K.S Associates) has been second to none. From my very first contact with Karen, I always felt she has a determination to get things right. Her interest in having the child’s rights met, has always stood out in all the communications we had.
Karen was able to work to our tight deadline and also still included 4 late professional reports.
Grandparent from Northamptonshire
"Many many thanks for your support, you really saved our EHCP procedure, which seemed to be falling apart last year.
It has been a very rewarding experience for me too, as I learned a lot from your approach towards the EHCP."
Parent from London.
"Karen was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, she has helped us to successfully resolve issues with our son's EHCP."
Parents from South East
"Totally took the pressure of us knowing we had a professional to write our EHCP. Wonderful to have the advice and telephone conversations".
Rated the quality of the document provided 10/10.
Parents from the Midlands.
We would just like to thank you for your brilliant and professional service. We are extremely grateful that your knowledge and expertise has helped us to get through a very difficult and challenging period. Eternal gratitude.
Parent from South East.
Karen thank you so much for all your work on the ehcp . It reads lovely and gives a true picture of (our son) as it should be . I’m so pleased with it .
Parent from the Midlands