Reviewing an EHC Plan (also known as Annual Reviews)

Introduction to Annual Reviews All children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan must have an annual review and is a process that must happen by law. According to the CoP 2015 EHC Plans must: be reviewed by the local authority as a minimum every 12 months.focus on the child or young … Continue reading Reviewing an EHC Plan (also known as Annual Reviews)

Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) & EHC Need Assessments & Plans

A joint ministerial letter from the Department of Health & Social Care and the Department of Education was issued on the 30th April 2020, to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them. The letter sets out a temporary change to the … Continue reading Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) & EHC Need Assessments & Plans

How to check your draft EHC Plan – guidance for parents

You have been through the EHC needs Assessment and have just received your draft EHC Plan - now what? Timescales If the Local Authority agree that an EHC Plan is needed, they must send the draft EHC plan (including the appendices containing the advice and information gathered during the EHC needs assessment) to the child’s … Continue reading How to check your draft EHC Plan – guidance for parents

Jan blog – Part Time Timetables

Part-time timetables – what are they and when are they lawful? Another issue we are often contacted about here at SENDIAS is the use by schools of part-time timetables (also referred to as reduced timetables). Here we are going to look at what children and young people are entitled to in terms of education, if … Continue reading Jan blog – Part Time Timetables

Dec Blog – How to apply for an EHC Needs Assessment.

How to apply for an Education, Health & Care Needs Assessment and what to include. Some children and young people with special educational needs may need more support than a mainstream education setting (schools, colleges, nurseries) can offer and may need to have an Education Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) to work out how much … Continue reading Dec Blog – How to apply for an EHC Needs Assessment.

Nov Blog – When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan?

When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan? Is your child struggling at school and you are wondering about asking for an EHC Plan (EHCP)? Perhaps you’ve heard people speaking about an EHC needs Assessment (EHCNA) and would like to know more? This month’s blog explains what these are and when you should consider … Continue reading Nov Blog – When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan?

TOP TIPS – Preparing for a meeting.

Welcome to our first mid-month blog. Every so often we will be posting 'incidental' blogs in addition to our main monthly ones . In these we may bring current news to your attention, or provide some tips and advice that we hope you will find useful. Perhaps you have a meeting coming up to discuss … Continue reading TOP TIPS – Preparing for a meeting.