Does my child need an EHCP and how is the decision made on assessing them for one?

In considering whether an Education, Health and Care needs assessment is necessary the local authority  will consider whether there is evidence that, despite the early years setting, school or post-16 institution taking relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the special education needs of the child or young person, the child or young person has not made expected progress.

This may mean that a child has identified SEND but does not need an EHCP as they are making expected progress with the available support in school.

Please click on the link below to see more information from the local authority on EHCPs.

When your child has an EHCP, it can seem quite complicated at times. This animation may help you to understand the annual review process