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Parent Engagement

Parents have been involved through the planning of the changes in Hounslow. Parent representatives were part of the working groups each looking at a different part of the changes. It was important to involve parents to understand their experiences with SEN support and developing ways…

Mediation, appeals and complaints

If you feel the wrong decision has been made about a child’s needs, you can make your voice heard.  What you should do first The first thing you should do is speak to your SEN officer about the problem.  Speaking to your SEN officer should be able to resolve any problems you…

Reviewing an EHC plan

Once you put the EHC plan into action, it’ll be reviewed yearly (or every six months if child is under five) It’s a way of making sure the young person is getting the support they deserve and meeting their agreed outcomes. Read all about EHC…

How to get an education health and care plan EHC assessment

An education, health and care plan (EHC plan) may be needed if your child has very complex needs that can't be supported by mainstream education with SEN Support Who can request an EHC assessment? Parents or carers Young person between 16 and 25 years old Someone who…

About education, health and care plans

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 EHC Plan process

Before submitting a request for an EHC assessment check the criteria for assessment. Week by week guide for parents Week 1…your assessment request is received by the the special education needs (SEN) team. Week 6 the Local Authority will decide if your child or the young…

All about EHCP Reviews

How often are EHCP's reviewed? They should be reviewed every 12 months or every 6 months if the child is under five, normally via a review meeting. Why would a review be held at a different time? Sometimes a review will be held earlier, for example,…

SEN Service

Who is the service for? Children and young people with special educational needs who live in Hounslow and whose needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the resources normally available from mainstream early years settings, schools or post 16 colleges. Children with special educational needs…

Education health and care plans (EHC plans)

An education health and care plan (EHC plan) is for young people up to 25 years old with complex needs who can’t get the support they need in mainstream education. Mainstream schools can support most children with SEND. You’ll only need an EHC assessment if…

Outcomes in an education, health and care plan (EHCP)

All EHCPs must set outcomes that will be achieved as a result of the support provided, and the timescale for achieving them. Outcomes focus special education provision on things that are important to the child or young person, and things that help them to make…