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Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment Request agreed


EHC Plan (Eligibility and Request)

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2. What happens once the EHC Request has been agreed?


Person Centred Planning Meeting (PCP)

If an EHC needs assessment is agreed the SEND Caseworker will contact the family and/or young person to introduce themselves and organise a PCP meeting.  The purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Explain the assessment process;
  • Complete the child or young person’s ‘This Is Me’ personal profile and begin to populate the EHC needs assessment Outline;
  • Identify the child or young person's aspirations;
  • Help the family and the child or young person plan for their involvement in the EHC needs assessment .

The family and/or young person can discuss with the SEND Caseworker who they would like to be invited to be part of this meeting.  The SEND caseworker will use the information from this meeting to support the completion of the EHC needs assessment and to complete an EHC needs assessment outline in readiness for the Multi Agency Hub to consider.


Multi Agency Hub

The EHC needs assessment outline is considered by the Multi Agency Hub, attended by a range of attendees across education, health, social care, early years, school SENCo and Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum. 

The Hub will decide whether an EHC plan is required by referring to information presented in the EHC needs assessment outline and supporting documents and reports.  If an EHC plan is not agreed, the EHC needs assessment outline will be issued.  This will provide all the information that was gathered as part of the assessment and can be used in school, college etc. to ensure the right support is in place going forward as part of the Graduated Approach.    

If an EHC plan is agreed, a draft EHC plan will be issued that will set out the child or young person's identified needs, the outcomes to meet these needs and the provision necessary to achieve these outcomes.   The draft EHC plan will be sent to parents and/or young person following the Hub's decision.

Parents and/or young people have 15-days to discuss and respond.  As part of this parent and/or young people need to let the SEND Caseworker know their preferred educational setting, i.e. school, college, they wish to be named in the EHC plan.   


Personal SEND Budgets

Only children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or who have been assessed as needing an EHC plan, are able to request a personal SEND budget.


Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan agreed

By week 20 of the initial request, the EHC plan is agreed, finalised and issued to the child/young person.  The locality SEND caseworker will discuss and suggest with the educational setting that an implementation meeting takes place with the family.

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