All settings need to be following the Assess, Plan, Do, Review graduated cycle before an application for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment can be made.

Find out about Special Educational Needs Support.

Information is available to settings regarding the evidence needed when making an application for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment.

Parent/Carers and young people can discuss whether an EHC Needs Assessment is required with their settings SEN Coordinator, Inclusion Manager or the SEN Team.

‘In considering whether an EHC needs assessment is necessary, the local authority should consider whether there is evidence that despite the early years provider, school or post-16 institution having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, the child or young person has not made expected progress.'

9.14.  DfE (2015) Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice

Documents 

7.1  Guidance on the evidence required for a statutory EHC needs assessment - Early Years

7.2 Guidance on the evidence required for a statutory EHC needs assessment - Schools and Colleges

7.3  Who is eligible for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment

7.4  Evidence required for an initial statutory assessment - short version

If you need any of these documents in a different format please contact us at sendplus@bristol.gov.uk

 

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If you are a young person, parent or carer and you think you might need some further information, advice or support contact Supportive Parents, Bristol's SEND Information, Advice and Support service.  For information and support through the EHCP process contact KIDS, Bristol's Independent Support Service.

 

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Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.