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Guidance for Requesting a EHC Needs Assessment

Before submitting a request for an EHC Needs Assessment, practitioners should read the Guidance Notes for EHC Needs Assessment on the downloads sections on this page.

Please note, that not every EHC Needs Assessment will lead to an EHC Plan.  

The information gathered during the assessment may identify the needs, the provision required, and clarify whether there are sufficient resources reasonably available to meet the needs and achieve agreed outcomes for the child without the need for the provision of a statutory plan and resources.  For this reason it is important to be aware of and communicate to all parties involved between the differences between an EHC needs assessment and the issuing of an EHC Plan.

If the EHC Needs Assessment request from a professional is not submitted on the relevant template it may be rejected and have to be resubmitted. 


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