EHC plan timetable
From the time we receive a referral we have 20 weeks to complete the process. There are other timescales within this timetable:
|Lancashire County Council (the local authority) receives a request for an EHC needs assessment. We must tell you about this request.||The date the we received the request is the start date.|
|We decide if an EHC needs assessment is necessary. We must tell you about our decision.||Within six weeks of the start date.|
|If agreed the EHC needs assessment takes place.||This assessment starts as soon as the decision is made.|
We tell you our decision.
|Within 16 weeks of the start date.|
You should respond to the draft EHC Plan.
You have the right at this point to state a preference for a school or early years setting.
|Within 15 days of receiving the draft EHC Plan.|
|We consult with the school or early years setting.||Within 15 days of your response to the draft EHC Plan.|
|We issue the final EHC Plan.||Within 20 weeks of the start date.|