Requests for an Education, Health and Care Plan Needs Assessment

Who is this guidance for?

This page provides guidance for all educational settings on how to complete the: 

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  • EHC needs assessment request form and what evidence is required in order to support the request
  • Educational advice and processes if an EHC needs assessment is agreed

What criteria are used by the Local Authority when considering an EHC needs assessment?

The criteria used by the local authority to consider whether or not to carry out an EHC needs assessment are set out in the Code of Practice: 9.14 and in the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment: Cornwall’s process and criteria for undertaking a statutory Education, Health and Care needs assessment.

All guidance and forms can be found on the SEND Forms and Guidance page.