Education

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Annual Reviews

Where a child or young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, it must be reviewed annually by the Local Authority (LA). The first review of the EHC plan must be held within 12 months of the plan being finalised. Subsequent reviews must be held within 12 months of the previous review.

The process the Local Authority must follow when reviewing an EHC plan is set out by law and is described in detail in the SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015.

Fact Sheet

Guidance _IPSEA

Person Centred Planning

Timetable Guidance

Request for an early review of an EHC Plan

Letter template

Ten top tips to get a ‘good’ Education, Health and Care Plan for your child

Without specification and quantification, EHC Plans are open to interpretation by the reader as to the amount of provision to be provided and when considering budget cuts, what is provided is often towards the lower end. The amount of provision provided can vary hugely from one Local Authority to another. This also makes trying to force Local Authorities to carry out provision in the EHC Plan very difficult unless the provision is accordingly specified and quantified.

Hayley Mason (June 2018)

specialneedsjungle.com

A Parent’s guide to appeal a SEN decision.

Families have the right to formally appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST).

How to appeal an SEN decision

HM Courts & Tribunal Service

Complaint _Failure to Issue

Complaint letter template for when the Local Authority (LA) has not issued the final Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan following transition.

Letter template

Complaint _Failure to Issue

Complaint letter template for when the Local Authority (LA) have not issued the final Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan following assessment.

Letter template

Complaint _Failure to Respond

Complaint letter template for when a local authority does not respond to a request for assessment within the 6 week time limit.

Letter template

Complaint _Provision not being made

Complaint letter template for when the special educational provision on the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is not being made.

Letter template

Request Flowchart

Assessment Flowchart

High Needs Funding Matrix

High Needs Funding Matrix Category of Need Descriptors

High Needs Funding Matrix: How the Local Authority makes decisions

Funding for children with special educational needs or disability in Herefordshire.

Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014

Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1976

Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1976

Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs

Statutory guidance for local authorities

Health Needs Guidance

Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Education Act 2002

The Education Act 2002

Request for re-assessment of Education, Health and Care needs

Letter template

Request for an early review of an EHC Plan

Letter template

Failure to issue EHC Plan

Letter template

Failure to respond to a request for assessment

Letter template

Special educational provision on the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is not being made.

Letter template

SENDIAS Herefordshire

The Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) offers free, impartial information, advice and support in confidence for:

Children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities age 0 to 25

Parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

All Herefordshire residents (regardless of SEND) around transitions from pre-school to primary school and onto secondary school

sendias@herefordshire.gov.uk

SENDIAS Hereford

SENDIAS Service Leaflet

IASS - what are they and how can they help?

Personal wheelchair budgets

Personal wheelchair budgets are replacing the wheelchair voucher scheme. They build on progress to offer personal health budgets to more groups of people and ensure people receive care that is right for them.

Personal wheelchair budgets FAQs

Requirements to provide Health Advice within six weeks

There is a legal responsibility placed on NHS bodies to respond to requests for advice and information as part of EHC assessments within six weeks of the date on which they receive the request. This document explains how this works in detail.

Council for Disabled Children

Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs

Department for Education and Employment

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LOCAL OFFER

Support, services and information available for children and young people, from birth to 25 years, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.