The SEN Assessment Coordinator will make contact with all professional which are actively involved with the child or young person’s education, health and social care needs asking for a detailed assessment report, known as an Appendix giving them 6 weeks to respond (by week 12 from the request for an EHC need assessment).  A professional is actively involved if they are working with a child or young person or the strategies or interventions they recommended remain relevant or continue to be implemented.


Appendices requested are:

School or educational setting – Appendix B

Health services - Appendix C

Educational Psychologist - Appendix D

Social care services - Appendix E

Parents are also invited to submit further information about their child’s needs as part of the assessment.


Your SEN Assessment Coordinator will arrange a Draft Education, Health and Care Plan Meeting (which will take place by week 16 of the process and will notify professionals, parent/carers and young people of this date.



11.1  Statutory timescales and process for EHC assessment and plan development.

11.2 Appendix B - Schools and Settings

11.3 Appendix C - Health Services

11.4 Appendix D - Educational Psychologist (Pre 16)

11.5 Appendix D - Educational Psychologist (Post 16)

11.6 Appendix E - Social Care Services


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Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.