The Education, Health and Care (EHC) Planning Service coordinates the statutory assessment process for young people with special educational needs and/or disability 0-25 years. The role of the service includes:
- maintain and review Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- complete the conversion of Statements of SEN to EHC Plans by 31 March 2018
- undertake EHC Needs Assessments
- maintain and review EHC Plans
The EHC Planning service aims to raise the achievement of young people with SEN by putting parents and young people at the heart of planning and decision making. The service work in partnership with parents, teachers and other professionals.
This Service provide 'EHCP Coordinators', who are the single point of contact for parents and/or young people during the EHC Needs Assessment process. EHCP Coordinators support the multi-agency approach to undertaking EHC Needs Assessments; and maintain and review EHC Plans, ensuring that parents are treated as equal partners throughout the process.
The EHC Planning Service works with parents to find a suitable school place for children with EHC Plans. The Service ensures that the needs and progress of children with EHC Plans are monitored and reviewed. The Service is also responsible for strategic planning of provision for children with special educational needs and ensure local provision for local children, wherever possible.