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A guide to SEND Assessment and Planning

Stage 1 - Request an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Assessment

  • To request a EHC assessment contact the Education, Health Care and Assessment Team on 01709 822660
  • The following people can make a formal request for an EHC needs assessment:
    • A parent.
    • A young person themselves if over 16.
    • A school or college.
  • You will need to fill in an assessment form which will need to be supported by clear, appropriate documentary evidence.
  • Support in requesting the assessment is available for parents from SENDIASS, and Early Help for young people.
  • Once evidence has been assessed, a member of the EHC Assessment Team will contact the young person, parent and others involved to let them know of the decision. The statutory time limit for this is six weeks but in most cases we will aim to respond within two weeks.