Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Legal references on this page apply to England.

Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Introduction

EHCP format as table The place to look for special educational provision [SEP] is section F of the EHCP. Special educational provision in section F can include health and social care provision as long as the provision "educates or trains" the child/young person. Health needs relating to SEN will be set out in section C of the EHCP and social care needs relating to SEN will be set out in section D of the EHCP. EHCP Table

In terms of a checklist, for provision to be included in section F, there must be corresponding needs identified in sections B, C and D. (PARENTS' SURVEY APRIL 2016)

Evidence to substantiate any special needs listed in sections B, C and D will derive from reports, information and advice contained in section K.

The relevant law can be found in the Children and Families Act 2014; the Special Educational Needs Regulations, the SEN Personal Budget Regulations (+ amendments); Transitional and Savings Provision Orders (including amendments); and Government Transition Guidance. There is also the 2015 SEND Code of Practice. (Scroll down for links)

SEN Regulation 6. (1) says "Where the local authority secures an EHC needs assessment for a child or young person, it must seek the following advice and information, on the needs of the child or young person, and what provision may be required to meet such needs and the outcomes that are intended to be achieved by the child or young person receiving that provision"

SEN Regulation 6. (4) says "the local authority must not seek any of the advice referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) to (h) if such advice has previously been provided for any purpose and the person providing that advice, the local authority and the child’s parent or the young person are satisfied that it is sufficient for the purposes of an EHC needs assessment.

In other words, if the family does NOT agree that the authority's existing reports are fit for purpose (because eg they do not include sufficient detail about the child or young person's needs AND/OR do not provide advice about outcomes + strategies for achieving outcomes) then the authority is obliged to seek advice which IS appropriate to an EHC needs assessment.

The issue is not whether the professionals' advice is "recent" but whether it contains the necessary forward-looking information set out in Regulation 6. (1) in terms of needs; provision required to meet needs; and outcomes This may be particularly relevant where a statement is to be transferred to an EHCP and professionals have simply supplied a report looking back on progress made since the last statement review.

Where it is agreed in section J that parents will receive money in the form of direct payments from the council to pay for the special educational provision set out in section F, this will be provision which meets the needs set out in sections B, C, and D, which enables the child or young person to achieve the outcomes set out in section E. (There may be OTHER direct payments outside section F which are arranged SEPARATELY with health or social care.)


Section A

Views, interests and aspirations of the child and his parents or the young person (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

Paragraph 9.65 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "long-term aspirations are not outcomes in themselves – aspirations must be specified in Section A of the EHC plan. A local authority cannot be held accountable for the aspirations of a child or young person" Paragraph 9.69 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "for children and young people preparing for the transition to adulthood, the outcomes that will prepare them well for adulthood and are clearly linked to the achievement of the aspirations in section A.".

In other words, section A can set the scene but the actual "outcomes" MUST be in section E.

Section B

Child or young person’s special educational needs (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

What are special educational needs?

(1) A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
(2) A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she—
(a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
(b) has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

Section 20 Children and Families Act 2014

Paragraph 9.69 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "all of the child or young person’s identified special educational needs must be specified. SEN may include needs for health and social care provision that are treated as special educational provision because they educate or train the child or young person (see paragraphs 9.73 onwards)" This part also says "provision must be specified for each and every need specified in section B. It should be clear how the provision will support achievement of the outcomes"

Paragraphs 6.28 - 6.35 SEND Code of Practice 2015 have the following "broad areas of need" carried over from the 2001 Code of Practice which are often reproduced in EHC plan templates.

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

Paragraphs 6.27 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "these four broad areas give an overview of the range of needs that should be planned for. The purpose of identification is to work out what action the school needs to take, not to fit a pupil into a category. In practice, individual children or young people often have needs that cut across all these areas and their needs may change over time. For instance speech, language and communication needs can also be a feature of a number of other areas of SEN, and children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may have needs across all areas, including particular sensory requirements. A detailed assessment of need should ensure that the full range of an individual’s needs is identified, not simply the primary need.


Section C

Child or young person’s health care needs which relate to their special educational needs (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

SEND24 form

Why does it matter whether something is in section C?

Health needs relating to SEN listed in section C should have corresponding provision in section F. If provision is listed in section F it is ultimately the responsibility of the local authority to make sure it is delivered. Families can go to the SEN tribunal over special educational provision in section F. See Appeal Form SEND24) via this link

"Health care provision or social care provision which educates or trains a child or young person is to be treated as special educational provision (instead of health care provision or social care provision)
Section 21 (5) Children and Families Act 2014.

Decisions about whether health care provision or social care provision should be treated as special educational provision must be made on an individual basis. Speech and language therapy and other therapy provision can be regarded as either education or health care provision, or both. It could therefore be included in an EHC plan as either educational or health provision. However, since communication is so fundamental in education, addressing speech and language impairment should normally be recorded as special educational provision unless there are exceptional reasons for not doing so.
Paragraph 9.74 SEND Code of Practice 2015

"Speech and language therapy is usually recorded as education provision in section F of EHC plans (see paragraph 9.74 for further information) and where it is, it must be arranged by the local authority.
Paragraph 10.126 SEND Code of Practice 2015

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/what-you-need-to-know/ehc-plans/what-is-health-care-provision-and-social-care-provision


Section D

Child or young person’s social care needs which relate to their special educational needs or to a disability (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

SEND24 form

Why does it matter whether something is in section D?

Social care needs relating to SEN listed in section D should have corresponding provision in section F. If provision is listed in section F it is ultimately the responsibility of the local authority to make sure it is delivered. Families can go to the SEN tribunal over special educational provision in section F. See Appeal Form SEND24) via this link

"Health care provision or social care provision which educates or trains a child or young person is to be treated as special educational provision (instead of health care provision or social care provision)
Section 21 (5) Children and Families Act 2014.

Regulation 12 (3) says "where the child or young person is in or beyond year 9, the EHC plan must include within the special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision specified, provision to assist the child or young person in preparation for adulthood and independent living.

Regulation 12 (3) says "where the child or young person is in or beyond year 9, the EHC plan must include within the special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision specified, provision to assist the child or young person in preparation for adulthood and independent living.

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/what-you-need-to-know/ehc-plans/what-is-health-care-provision-and-social-care-provision


Section E

Outcomes sought for him or her (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

The special educational provision set out in section F should support the child or young person to achieve the outcomes set out in section E and be backed up by advice in section K

Paragraph 9.66 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "an outcome can be defined as the benefit or difference made to an individual as a result of an intervention... When an outcome is focused on education or training, it will describe what the expected benefit will be to the individual as a result of the educational or training intervention provided"

Paragraph 9.61 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "in preparing the EHC plan the local authority must consider how best to achieve the outcomes sought for the child or young person. The local authority must take into account the evidence received as part of the EHC needs assessment."

Paragraph 9.64 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "EHC plans should be focused on education and training, health and care outcomes that will enable children and young people to progress in their learning and, as they get older, to be well prepared for adulthood. EHC plans can also include wider outcomes such as positive social relationships and emotional resilience and stability. Outcomes should always enable children and young people to move towards the long-term aspirations of employment or higher education, independent living and community participation."

Paragraph 9.68 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "outcomes will usually set out what needs to be achieved by the end of a phase or stage of education in order to enable the child or young person to progress successfully to the next phase or stage. From Year 9 onwards, the nature of the outcomes will reflect the need to ensure young people are preparing for adulthood. In all cases, EHC plans must specify the special educational provision required to meet each of the child or young person’s special educational needs. The provision should enable the outcomes to be achieved."

Paragraph 9.69 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "for young people aged over 17, the EHC plan should identify clearly which outcomes are education and training outcomes. Paragraph 9.69 also says "for children and young people preparing for the transition to adulthood, the outcomes that will prepare them well for adulthood and are clearly linked to the achievement of the aspirations in section A."

For home educators, there is an important distinction in the new Code between "outcomes" and "targets". EHCP "outcomes" are medium to long term, whereas targets are more short term, and - crucially for home educators - targets are set "at the level of the school or other institution where the child is placed" (see paragraph 9.6 SEND Code of Practice 2015). In other words targets are not applicable in the home setting.


Section F

special educational provision required by the child or young person (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

For provision to be included in section F, there must be corresponding needs identified in sections B, C and D. "Health care provision or social care provision which educates or trains a child or young person is to be treated as special educational provision (instead of health care provision or social care provision) Section 21 (5) Children and Families Act 2014.

Section 21 Children and Families Act 2014 says "Special educational provision" ... means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in— (a)mainstream schools in England, (b)maintained nursery schools in England, (c)mainstream post-16 institutions in England, or (d)places in England at which relevant early years education is provided."

SEND24 form tribunal appeal criteria
The significance of provision being listed in section F rather than elsewhere in the EHCP is that families can ONLY go to the SEN tribunal over provision which is categorised as "special educational provision"

See Appeal Form SEND24 or Appeal Form SEND29A 16+ via this link

For young people over 16, please see these recent tribunal decisions; the appeal is brought in the young person's name and the parent is either a "helper" or an "alternative person".

Regulation 12 (3) says "where the child or young person is in or beyond year 9, the EHC plan must include within the special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision specified, provision to assist the child or young person in preparation for adulthood and independent living.

Ipsea says a Local Authority has the legal duty to ensure that the special educational provision specified in section F of the EHC plan is delivered. They may well expect the school or college named in the EHC plan to do this for them but ultimately if the school/college does not have the resources to do this – either the finance, specialist equipment or expertise – the LA must provide it. This includes any therapies such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy or the services provided by CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service) which are needed for education or training purposes. The LA may well arrange that these are delivered by the local health care partner but if they are not able to do so the legal duty remains with the LA to arrange them – possibly from an independent therapist.

See also this from SEN solicitor Ed Duff "It is worrying how many local authorities are claiming that therapists are employed by the NHS so their support is medical, not educational. Section 21 [Children and Families Act 2014] sets out that any provision from health or social services, which has the effect of educating or training a child or young person is “Special Educational provision." The law makes clear that speech and language therapy is presumed to be an educational provision. Further, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, because they provide education and/or training, and because they enable other elements of education, can be educational provision."


Section G

Health care provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties or disabilities which result in the child or young person having special educational needs (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

SEN Regulation 12 (2) says The health care provision specified in the EHC Plan in accordance with paragraph (1)(g) must be agreed by the responsible commissioning body.

"any health care provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties and disabilities which result in him or her having special educational needs"
Section 37 (2) (d) Children and Families Act 2014.

Ipsea says "challenges to the health care needs or provision specified in the EHC plan will need to be made using the complaints procedure the local Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the health care provision in the plan."


H1

Social care provision which must be made for the child or young person as a result of section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

H2

Any other social care provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties or disabilities which result in the young person having special educational needs (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

"any social care provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties and disabilities which result in the child or young person having special educational needs, to the extent that the provision is not already specified in the plan under paragraph (e) (ie Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970)"
Section 37 (2) (f) Children and Families Act 2014.

Paragraph 8.70 SEND Code of Practice 2015 says local authorities must set out in section H2 of the EHC plan any adult care and support that is reasonably required by the young person’s learning difficulties or disabilities. For those over 18, this will be those elements of their statutory care and support plan that are directly related to their learning difficulties or disabilities.

Ipsea says "There is no separate legal duty in the Children and Families Act 2014 to deliver social care provision in the plan. In the case of those under 18, social care provision which is being provided under the Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act 1970 must be set out in Section H1 and must be provided by the LA under that Act. For a young person over 18, the care element of the plan may be provided by adult services under the Care Act 2014. Challenges of the social care needs section or social care provision specified in the EHC plan will need to be made using the LA’s internal complaints procedure."


Section I

The name of the school, maintained nursery school, post-16 institution or other institution to be attended by the child or young person and the type of that institution or, where the name of a school or other institution is not specified in the EHC plan, the type of school or other institution to be attended by the child or young person (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

The new SEN Code envisages two different types of "home education." One option - set out in 10.32 - is where parents take responsibility for making provision, with no help from the LA, which is what home educators would usually understand as "home education". The other possibility - set out in 10.31- is where the local authority agrees the arrangements and takes responsibility for funding the provision. See http://edyourself.org/articles/newcode.php#ehecomment


Section J

Where any special educational provision is to be secured by a direct payment, the special educational needs and outcomes to be met by the direct payment (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

Reference for direct payments can be found in section 49 of the Children and Families Act 2014; SEN Personal Budget Regulations (The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014) AS AMENDED BY The Special Educational Needs (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014 No. 2096.

"Provision for which a local authority is not required to prepare a personal budget Amended Regulations
4A. (1) For the purposes of section 49(2), the particular provision to be secured by an amount identified in a personal budget does not include provision that is specified, or proposed to be specified, in an EHC plan (the "specified provision")—
(a)which the local authority secures, or proposes to secure, under arrangements within the meaning of paragraph (2); and
(b)where the conditions in paragraph (3) apply.
(2) "Arrangements" for the purposes of this regulation means any arrangements between the local authority and a third party under which the local authority pays an aggregate sum for special educational provision which includes the specified provision.
(3) The conditions are that—
(a)the aggregate sum paid by the local authority under the arrangements includes a notional amount for the specified provision; and
(b)the notional amount cannot be disaggregated from the aggregate sum because the disaggregation—
(i)would have an adverse impact on other services provided or arranged by the local authority for children or young people with an EHC plan; or
(ii)would not be an efficient use of the local authority's resources."
.

See also Home Education Direct Payments


Section K

The advice and information obtained in accordance with regulation 6(1) must be set out in appendices to the EHC plan (Reference = Regulation 12 (1))

"A response stating “not known to this service” is not going to fulfil the local authority’s duty to obtain the advice necessary for a full and accurate EHC needs assessment. IPSEA have a model letter that can be used in circumstances when any professional contained in the Reg 6 list provides such a response" Reference Ipsea, What is an EHC needs assessment, October 2015.

SEN Regulation 6 (1): EHC Needs Assessment, Advice and Information

6.—(1) Where the local authority secures an EHC needs assessment for a child or young person, it must seek the following advice and information, on the needs of the child or young person, and what provision may be required to meet such needs and the outcomes that are intended to be achieved by the child or young person receiving that provision—
(a)advice and information from the child’s parent or the young person;
(b)educational advice and information—
(i)from the head teacher or principal of the school or post-16 or other institution that the child or young person is attending, or
(ii)where this is not available, from a person who the local authority is satisfied has experience of teaching children or young people with special educational needs, or knowledge of the differing provision which may be called for in different cases to meet those needs, or
(iii)if the child or young person is not currently attending a school or post-16 or other institution and advice cannot be obtained under sub-paragraph (ii), from a person responsible for educational provision for the child or young person, and
(iv)if any parent of the child or young person is a serving member of Her Majesty’s armed forces, also from the Secretary of State for Defence;
(c)medical advice and information from a health care professional identified by the responsible commissioning body;
(d)psychological advice and information from an educational psychologist;
(e)advice and information in relation to social care;
(f)advice and information from any other person the local authority thinks is appropriate;
(g)where the child or young person is in or beyond year 9, advice and information in relation to provision to assist the child or young person in preparation for adulthood and independent living; and
(h)advice and information from any person the child’s parent or young person reasonably requests that the local authority seek advice from.

(2) Where it appears to the authority, in consequence of medical advice or otherwise, that the child or young person in question is either or both—
(a)hearing impaired;
(b)visually impaired,
and any person from whom advice and information is sought as provided in paragraph (1)(b) is not qualified to teach children or young people who are so impaired, then the advice sought shall be advice given after consultation with a person who is so qualified.

(3) When seeking advice in accordance with paragraph (1)(b) to (h), the local authority must provide the person from whom advice is being sought with copies of—
(a)any representations made by the child’s parent or the young person, and
(b)any evidence submitted by or at the request of the child’s parent or the young person.

(4) The local authority must not seek any of the advice referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) to (h) if such advice has previously been provided for any purpose and the person providing that advice, the local authority and the child’s parent or the young person are satisfied that it is sufficient for the purposes of an EHC needs assessment.
Regulation 6

Paragraph 9.51 of the SEND Code of Practice 2015 says "the evidence and advice [for section K] submitted by those providing it should be clear, accessible and specific. They should provide advice about outcomes relevant for the child or young person’s age and phase of education and strategies for their achievement The local authority may provide guidance about the structure and format of advice and information to be provided. Professionals should limit their advice to areas in which they have expertise. They may comment on the amount of provision they consider a child or young person requires and local authorities should not have blanket policies which prevent them from doing so"


Checklist Part 3 Children and Families Act 2014 (unamended)

19.Local authority functions: supporting and involving children and young people
20.When a child or young person has special educational needs
21.Special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision
22.Identifying children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
23.Duty of health bodies to bring certain children to local authority’s attention
24.When a local authority is responsible for a child or young person
25.Promoting integrationbr
26.Joint commissioning arrangements
27.Duty to keep education and care provision under review
28.Co-operating generally: local authority functions
29.Co-operating generally: governing body functions
30.Local offer
31.Co-operating in specific cases: local authority functions
32.Advice and information
33.Children and young people with EHC plans
34.Children and young people with special educational needs but no EHC plan
35.Children with SEN in maintained nurseries and mainstream schools
36.Assessment of education, health and care needs
37.Education, health and care plans
38.Preparation of EHC plans: draft plan
39.Finalising EHC plans: request for particular school or other institution
40.Finalising EHC plans: no request for particular school or other institution
41.Independent special schools and special post-16 institutions: approval
42.Duty to secure special educational provision and health care provision in accordance with EHC Plan
43.Schools and other institutions named in EHC plan: duty to admit
44.Reviews and re-assessments
45.Ceasing to maintain an EHC plan
46.Maintaining an EHC plan after young person’s 25th birthday
47.Transfer of EHC plans
48.Release of child or young person for whom EHC plan previously maintained
49.Personal budgets and direct payments
50.Continuation of services under section 17 of the Children Act 1989


Checklist SEN Regulations 2014

3.Consideration of request
4.Determination whether or not special educational provision may be necessary
5.Decision whether or not to conduct an EHC needs assessment
6.Information and advice to be obtained of EHC Needs Assessments
7.Matters to be taken into account in securing an EHC needs assessment
8.Duty to co-operate in EHC needs assessments
9.Provision of advice, information and support to parents and young people
10.Decision not to secure an EHC plan
11.Preparation of EHC plans
12.Form of EHC plan
13.Timescales for EHC plans
14.Sending the finalised EHC plan
15.Transfer of EHC plans
16.Change of responsible commissioning body
17.Restriction on disclosure of EHC plans
18.Circumstances in which a local authority must review an EHC plan
19.Conduct of reviews
20.Review where the child or young person attends a school or other institution
21.Review of EHC plan where the child or young person does not attend a school or other institution
22.Amending an EHC plan following a review
23.Other circumstances in which a local authority must secure a re-assessment
24.Circumstances in which it is not necessary to re-assess educational, health care and social care provision
25.Notification of decision whether it is necessary to re-assess educational, health care and social care provision
26.Securing a re-assessment of educational, health care and social care provision
27.Amending or replacing an EHC plan following a re-assessment
28.Amending an EHC plan without a review or reassessment
29.Circumstances in which a local authority may not cease to maintain an EHC plan where the person is under the age of 18
30.Circumstances in which a local authority may not cease to maintain an EHC plan where the person is aged 18 or over
31.Procedure for determining whether to cease to maintain EHC plan
32.Information to be included in notices sent by a local authority
33.Requirement to consider mediation
34.Where a parent or young person does not wish to or fails to pursue mediation
35.Mediation – health care issues
36.Mediation – no health care issues
37.Arrangements for mediation
38.Attendance at the mediation
39.Mediation certificate under section 55(5)
40.Training, qualifications and experience of mediators
41.Expenses
42.Steps to be taken by a local authority
43.Powers of the First-tier Tribunal
44.Compliance with the orders of the First-tier Tribunal
45.Unopposed appeals
46.Academic year
47.Disclosure of EHC plans in relation to higher education
48.Remaining in a special school or special post-16 institution without an EHC plan
PART 3 Duties on schools
PART 4 Local Offer
PART 5 Approval of independent special schools and special post-16 institutions
PART 6 Parents and young people lacking capacity
SCHEDULE 1 Information to be included in the SEN information report
SCHEDULE 2 Information to be published by a local authority in its local offer
SCHEDULE 3
Explanatory Note


Personal Budget SEN Regulations 2014

SEN (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014

Personal Budget Amended SEN Regulations 2014

Amended Personal Budget Regulations (The Special Educational Needs (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014)

Transfers from Statements

20 weeks is the maximum time for transferring a statement to an EHC Plan, comprising a minimum of 2 weeks notice followed by 18 weeks before the final plan is issued. Reference 1 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 which amended Reference 2 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2014 ); Reference 3 Transition Guidance

https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/timescales-for-transferring-statement-to-ehc-plan/


SOS-SEN EHCP Information Sheets

SOS-SEN http://www.sossen.org.uk/information_sheets.php

Ipsea EHCP Information

Ipsea Transition Timetable + Ipsea EHCP Checklist (last updated March 2015) + Ipsea EHCP FAQ (Personal budget, direct payment, who has duty to deliver what is in EHCP, is it school's responsibility to arrange provision, can therapy be included in EHCP if not available locally) + Ipsea Duty to Specify September 2014 + Ipsea EHC Needs Assessment + Ipsea Health and Social Care Provision via https://www.ipsea.org.uk/find-resources

Council Disabled Children Timescale EHCP Transfer Reviews

Council Disabled Children Timescale Transfer Reviews

Sample EHC Plans

I have included a few examples of EHCPs but I don't think they are particularly useful since they were drawn up before the law changed and when the Pathfinders had much more time than in the current production line/backlog


Link Reference

This article is http://edyourself.org/articles/EHCPlayout.php. The following links to other websites are contained in the article, displayed as citations to aid you in printing the document.

  1. EHCP Table http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  2. (PARENTS' SURVEY APRIL 2016) http://edyourself.org/articles/SENsurvey.php
  3. SEN Regulation 6. (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  4. SEN Regulation 6. (4) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  5. Regulation 6. (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  6. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  7. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  8. Section 20 Children and Families Act 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/20/enacted
  9. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  10. this link http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=4724
  11. Section 21 (5) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  12. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  13. this link http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=4724
  14. Section 21 (5) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  15. Regulation 12 (3) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/2/made
  16. Regulation 12 (3) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/2/made
  17. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  18. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  19. Section 21 (5) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  20. Section 21 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  21. this link http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=4724
  22. Regulation 12 (3) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/2/made
  23. Section 21 http://www.boyesturner.com/our-people/ed-duff
  24. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  25. SEN Regulation 12 (2) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  26. Section 37 (2) (d) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/37/enacted
  27. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  28. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  29. Section 37 (2) (f) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/37/enacted
  30. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  31. http://edyourself.org/articles/newcode.php#ehecomment http://edyourself.org/articles/newcode.php#ehecomment
  32. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  33. AS AMENDED BY http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/49/enacted
  34. Amended Regulations http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2096/regulation/2/made
  35. Home Education Direct Payments http://edyourself.org/articles/SENDPs.php
  36. Regulation 12 (1) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  37. Regulation 6 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  38. 19.Local authority functions: supporting and involving children and young people http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/19/enacted
  39. 20.When a child or young person has special educational needs http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/20/enacted
  40. 21.Special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/21/enacted
  41. 22.Identifying children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/22/enacted
  42. 23.Duty of health bodies to bring certain children to local authority’s attention http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/23/enacted
  43. 24.When a local authority is responsible for a child or young person http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/24/enacted
  44. 25.Promoting integration http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/25/enacted
  45. 26.Joint commissioning arrangements http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/26/enacted
  46. 27.Duty to keep education and care provision under review http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/27/enacted
  47. 28.Co-operating generally: local authority functions http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/28/enacted
  48. 29.Co-operating generally: governing body functions http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/29/enacted
  49. 30.Local offer http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/30/enacted
  50. 31.Co-operating in specific cases: local authority functions http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/31/enacted
  51. 32.Advice and information http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/32/enacted
  52. 33.Children and young people with EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/33/enacted
  53. 34.Children and young people with special educational needs but no EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/34/enacted
  54. 35.Children with SEN in maintained nurseries and mainstream schools http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/35/enacted
  55. 36.Assessment of education, health and care needs http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/36/enacted
  56. 37.Education, health and care plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/37/enacted
  57. 38.Preparation of EHC plans: draft plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/38/enacted
  58. 39.Finalising EHC plans: request for particular school or other institution http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/39/enacted
  59. 40.Finalising EHC plans: no request for particular school or other institution http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/40/enacted
  60. 41.Independent special schools and special post-16 institutions: approval http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/41/enacted
  61. 42.Duty to secure special educational provision and health care provision in accordance with EHC Plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/42/enacted
  62. 43.Schools and other institutions named in EHC plan: duty to admit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/43/enacted
  63. 44.Reviews and re-assessments http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/44/enacted
  64. 45.Ceasing to maintain an EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/45/enacted
  65. 46.Maintaining an EHC plan after young person’s 25th birthday http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/46/enacted
  66. 47.Transfer of EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/47/enacted
  67. 48.Release of child or young person for whom EHC plan previously maintained http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/48/enacted
  68. 49.Personal budgets and direct payments http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/49/enacted
  69. 50.Continuation of services under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/section/50/enacted
  70. 3.Consideration of request http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/3/made
  71. 4.Determination whether or not special educational provision may be necessary http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/4/made
  72. 5.Decision whether or not to conduct an EHC needs assessment http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/5/made
  73. 6.Information and advice to be obtained of EHC Needs Assessments http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/6/made
  74. 7.Matters to be taken into account in securing an EHC needs assessment http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/7/made
  75. 8.Duty to co-operate in EHC needs assessments http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/8/made
  76. 9.Provision of advice, information and support to parents and young people http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/9/made
  77. 10.Decision not to secure an EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/10/made
  78. 11.Preparation of EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/11/made
  79. 12.Form of EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/12/made
  80. 13.Timescales for EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/13/made
  81. 14.Sending the finalised EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/14/made
  82. 15.Transfer of EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/15/made
  83. 16.Change of responsible commissioning body http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/16/made
  84. 17.Restriction on disclosure of EHC plans http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/17/made
  85. 18.Circumstances in which a local authority must review an EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/18/made
  86. 19.Conduct of reviews http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/19/made
  87. 20.Review where the child or young person attends a school or other institution http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/20/made
  88. 21.Review of EHC plan where the child or young person does not attend a school or other institution http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/21/made
  89. 22.Amending an EHC plan following a review http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/22/made
  90. 23.Other circumstances in which a local authority must secure a re-assessment http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/23/made
  91. 24.Circumstances in which it is not necessary to re-assess educational, health care and social care provision http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/24/made
  92. 25.Notification of decision whether it is necessary to re-assess educational, health care and social care provision http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/25/made
  93. 26.Securing a re-assessment of educational, health care and social care provision http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/26/made
  94. 27.Amending or replacing an EHC plan following a re-assessment http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/27/made
  95. 28.Amending an EHC plan without a review or reassessment http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/28/made
  96. 29.Circumstances in which a local authority may not cease to maintain an EHC plan where the person is under the age of 18 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/29/made
  97. 30.Circumstances in which a local authority may not cease to maintain an EHC plan where the person is aged 18 or over http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/30/made
  98. 31.Procedure for determining whether to cease to maintain EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/31/made
  99. 32.Information to be included in notices sent by a local authority http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/32/made
  100. 33.Requirement to consider mediation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/33/made
  101. 34.Where a parent or young person does not wish to or fails to pursue mediation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/34/made
  102. 35.Mediation – health care issues http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/35/made
  103. 36.Mediation – no health care issues http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/36/made
  104. 37.Arrangements for mediation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/37/made
  105. 38.Attendance at the mediation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/38/made
  106. 39.Mediation certificate under section 55(5) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/39/made
  107. 40.Training, qualifications and experience of mediators http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/40/made
  108. 41.Expenses http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/41/made
  109. 42.Steps to be taken by a local authority http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/42/made
  110. 43.Powers of the First-tier Tribunal http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/43/made
  111. 44.Compliance with the orders of the First-tier Tribunal http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/44/made
  112. 45.Unopposed appeals http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/45/made
  113. 46.Academic year http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/46/made
  114. 47.Disclosure of EHC plans in relation to higher education http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/47/made
  115. 48.Remaining in a special school or special post-16 institution without an EHC plan http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/regulation/48/made
  116. PART 3 Duties on schools http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/3/made
  117. PART 4 Local Offer http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/4/made
  118. PART 5 Approval of independent special schools and special post-16 institutions http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/5/made
  119. PART 6 Parents and young people lacking capacity http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/part/6/made
  120. SCHEDULE 1 Information to be included in the SEN information report http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/schedule/1/made
  121. SCHEDULE 2 Information to be published by a local authority in its local offer http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/schedule/2/made
  122. SCHEDULE 3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/schedule/3/made
  123. Explanatory Note http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1530/note/made
  124. SEN (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1652/contents/made
  125. Amended Personal Budget Regulations http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2096/regulation/2/made
  126. Reference 3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1619/pdfs/uksi_20151619_en.pdf
  127. http://www.sossen.org.uk/information_sheets.php http://www.sossen.org.uk/information_sheets.php
  128. Council Disabled Children Timescale Transfer Reviews http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/media/1058651/changes-for-timescales-of-transfer-review
    s.pdf
  129. Natsip/NDCS http://www.ndcs.org.uk/document.rm?id=8708