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Requests for EHC plans

Find out how a request is made, who can make the request and how to find out the progress

Making a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessmentWho can make a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessment?The Statutory SEND Team

Introduction

Early years providers, schools, colleges and other bodies can make a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessment but only with the knowledge and agreement of the parent or young person, where this is possible. When the educational setting makes this assessment request, it must provide all the information required at the time of making the request. This can help speed up the decision-making process. Parents, and young people over 16, also have the right to request an EHC needs assessment independently.

To make a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessment an educational setting should use the Professional Portal, parent carers wanting to request an EHC needs assessment independently should contact the Statutory SEND Team detailed on the next page.

Last reviewed: November 30, 2023 by Helly

Next review due: May 30, 2024

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