Education Health and Care Needs Assessment

Education Health and Care Needs Assessment

Education Health and Care Needs Assessment

The legal framework stipulates a timetable for the Education Health and Care needs assessment / plan process subject to some limited exceptions. Below is a general outline.

Week What happens
0 Request is made for an EHC needs assessment
6 EHC Needs assessment starts if the Local Authority agrees to carry one out
14
If the Local Authority agrees to issue an Education Health and Care plan a draft must be sent out by week 14
16 Local Authority must notify parent/young person that they have decided to not issue an Education Health and Care plan having carried out a Needs Assessment. A refusal to issue an Education Health and Care plan can be appealed
16 If a plan is being issued the Local Authority must consult the school/college that has been requested and they must reply within 15 days of being consulted
20 Local Authority must issue the final Education Health and Care plan. Certain aspects of the plan can be appealed

The time limits are just that limits and not targets that the Local Authority should be aspiring to reach.

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