By week 6 the initial gathering of information should be completed and the application is put forward to the Statutory Special Needs Education Needs (SEN) Panel. See Appendix 9.2 Statutory SEN Panel, Terms of Reference regarding the functions of the panel.
If the panel decides that the child/young person does not meet the criteria for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment a letter will be sent to parents/carers/young person and the setting to notify them of the decision. At this stage the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment process will end
If the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment ends the information and advice that has already been gathered could be put into an SEN Support Plan and the setting and parents/carers/young person will be contacted by the Inclusion Service about the possibility of a 'Going Forward' meeting. This meeting will help everyone understand why the process has stopped and what the next steps should be to support the child or young person.
NOTE: Parent/carers have the right to appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. They are also signposted to Global Mediation, which parents must consider before making an appeal to the Tribunal.
Find out about mediation and tribunals.
If panel feel that the child/young person does meet the criteria for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment a letter will be sent to parent/carers/young person and the setting to notify them of the decision and the process moves forward to ‘Gathering Advice for the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment’. Parent/carers/young person will also be given the name of an Assessment Coordinator.
Find out about SEN Assessment Coordinators.
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Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.