When a child or young person starts an assessment they will be assigned an EHC coordinator, who manages the assessment process and sees it through from start to finish.
Parents will usually find out within 14 weeks whether or not an EHCP is going to be made for the child or young person.
If an EHCP is going to be made, we will send you a draft copy. The parent or young person will have 15 days to comment and say what school or post-16 education provider they would like. We will then issue the final EHC plan.
The whole process should not take longer than 20 weeks.
- Parent, carer and young people's guide to the EHC assessment (PDF, 685KB)
- EHC assessment criteria (PDF, 493KB)
- Statutory timescales for EHC needs assessment and EHC plan development - Flowchart (PDF, 247KB)
If your child doesn’t need an EHCP
We will write to you to tell you about our decision and how you can appeal.