If you feel your school’s SEND programme is unable to support the needs of the young person, you can request a more detailed education, health and care assessment.
This assessment could lead to an education and health care plan (EHC plan).
What an EHC plan does
details exactly what the special needs are
reflects the choices and ambitions of the young person
sets out what support is needed to meet the outcomes of your plan
includes health and care needs where they’ll support the child’s education
Who can request an EHC plan
young person between 16 and 25 years old
someone who works in a school or post 16 education
Before requesting an assessment
make sure the nursery or school has done the four stages of action and undertaken their own plan.
does the young person under 16 want to continue in education?
How to apply for an EHC assessment
You can apply for an EHC assessment here
What is involved in the EHC process
you can see the full EHC process here