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Education, health and care plans

The education health and care plan (EHCP) replaces the statement of special educational needs.

The Special Educational Needs Assessment team (SENAT) is responsible for coordinating EHC needs assessments, overseeing the assessment and planning process, ensuring timely decision making and producing coordinated EHCPs.

An EHC needs assessment can be requested by:

  • the child’s parent
  • a person acting on behalf of the school or setting that your child attends
  • the child or young person themselves provided they are over 16 years old and under the age of 25
  • children and young people under the age of 19 in youth custodial establishments

Anyone else who works with your child can tell the local authority if they think an assessment is needed.

Requests for an EHC needs assessment should be sent to the SENAT team in writing to:

Special Educational Needs Assessment team
Updated address to follow

Who to contact

Contact Name
The Special Educational Needs Assessment Team (SENAT)

Last updated 01/06/2021