Education Services

Education, Health & Care Assessment Team (EHCAT)

The Education, Health & Care Assessment Team (EHCAT) performs Rotherham Borough Council's statutory duties in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) assessments and placements.

The Service:

  • coordinates statutory assessment and maintains Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans (and Statements of SEN) for children and young people aged 0 - 25
  • arranges placements and SEN provision including personalised budgets cited in EHC Plans
  • monitors and reviews specialist placements
  • ensures statutory annual reviews take place
  • coordinates transfer of existing statements of SEN to EHC plans

The service is responsible for fulfilling duties arising from the Children & Families Act 2014 and the revised SEN Code of Practice. We seek to:

  • provide appropriate support, get better information for, and greater involvement by, parents, carers, children and young people
  • meet the statutory assessment timescales of 20 weeks
  • work in partnership with health and local authority services to provide coordinated assessment practice and provision