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Request an EHC assessment

If a child or young person has had support from their pre-school, school or college, but needs more support than is available there, a request for an education, health and care (EHC) assessment can be made.

A request can be made by:

  • The pre-school, school or college (such as a teacher)
  • A doctor
  • A health visitor
  • A parent carer
  • A young person

If you are a parent, you can make a referral using the following form and guidance:

If you are a young person, you can make a referral using the following form and guidance:

If you are a professional, please choose the relevant form from the practitioner section.

There are several steps, including a formal assessment, before the council will decide if you need an EHC plan. Our EHC plan pathway sets out the steps to getting an EHC plan in more detail.

Support

Whichever step you are at, there is support available including:

Information from other organisations

The Special Needs Jungle have worked with the Department for Education to make a series of flow charts (external link) detailing the process for SEN Support, EHC Plans and what to do if your child is refused an assessment, a plan, or if you have a complaint.