An EHC needs assessment is a detailed look at the special educational needs (SEN) of a child or young person and the support he or she may need in order to learn.
Local authorities are responsible for carrying out EHC needs assessments under the Children and Families Act 2014. The needs assessment brings together information about:
It includes information from:
The assessment is to see if your child needs an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan).
Please contact the Local Authority Assessment Team on:
An EHC Plan describes your child’s special educational needs (SEN) and the help they will get to meet them. An EHC plan also includes any health and care provision that is needed. It is a legal document written by the local authority and is used for children and young people with high support needs.
EHC plans replaced Statements of Special Educational Need and Section 139 Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDA) on 1 September 2014.
“The purpose of an EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible outcomes for them across education, health and social care and, as they get older, prepare them for adulthood.”
The SEND Code of Practice says that EHC plans should:
Please click on the image below to watch a video produced by Nottinghamshire County Council regarding EHCP’s.
The 7 stage pathway to an EHC Plan:
Nottinghamshire County Council have developed a transfer review schedule to identify which children and young people need to be transferred and when.
The school will:
Nottinghamshire County Council will:
Click the following link to download a leaflet: Transfer Review Process