A brand new audit process has been created to drive up standards of education health and care plans (EHCP) in Lancashire.
A team of Auditors will begin regularly reviewing ECHPs and identifying areas for improvement.
So far this year, 41 volunteers from health, schools, colleges, the inclusion service and youth offending team have completed specialist training to apply the latest quality standards.
To support them, a handbook has been published and a SEND Auditor appointed to provide on-going training, advice and guidance.
The Partnership is pleased to welcome Jan Burrows as the new SEND Auditor, based at County Hall. Jan will co-ordinate the process of improving the quality of education health and care plans (EHCPs) across Lancashire. She will also work with all the agencies within the SEND Partnership and alongside colleagues in the Lancashire County Council Auditing team to deliver actions in the new SEND Partnership Improvement Plan.
The number of auditors will continue to grow and further training opportunities will be published soon.
If you are interested in becoming an EHCP Auditor with the SEND Partnership, please email SENDPartnership@Lancashire.gov.uk for more information.
Pictured is Jan Burrows, SEND Auditor.