Our Cost

Fees

TESS SEN strongly advocates that knowledge is power and encourage parents/carers, CYP and professionals to increase their knowledge base, at whatever level is accessible to them as individuals or a group. TESS SEN offers a FREE 30min, telephone, consultation, so you can have the opportunity to have a friendly 1:1 chat about the issue you need support with before committing to a fee paying package. You may find that this conversation is helpful in gaining some clarity on the next steps in your process. TESS SEN has a range of capped fee packages, which can also be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Disbursements

Disbursements are charged in addition to the hourly rates and capped fee. TESS SEN will work with you to keep these to a minimum as it remains our objective to provide you with specialist advocacy support at a more affordable price.

It is not possible to list all of the disbursement items that may arise in your case. We have included below disbursements that may occur :

You will only be charged for the materials used and it is based on a cumulative basis. No add on costs. TESS SEN aims to communicate electronically as much as possible, which will help reduce costs.

Any single postage item over £5.00

TESS SEN will only charge you for large postal items. No add on costs. TESS SEN aims to communicate electronically as much as possible, which will help reduce costs.

Courier’s Fees

This is not often needed, however when it is you will be charged for actual courier fee. No add on costs. TESS SEN aims to communicate electronically as much as possible, which will help reduce cost

This service does not include the reviewing of individual documents e.g. professional reports/Local authority/school decision docs pertaining to a CYPS SEND.

Travel Expenses

You will be responsible for covering the travel expenses and accommodation costs of the Specialist TESS SEN Professional that are incurred during your case. TESS SEN will work with you to keep this to a minimum. This could include holding telephone conferences in place of face to face meetings.

For any travel expenses that are incurred the following applies:

By Car: 45p per mile

By Rail: The cost of the train fare

Accommodation: The cost of the accommodation

You will also be charged for TESS SEN ’stime; however this will be included within the capped fee or fixed fee arrangement.

Expert’s Fees you will need to instruct experts to assist you with your appeal. The costs are variable depending on the professional you instruct and what you need them to do. TESS SEN Action will work with you to try to secure a competitive fee.