Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

The majority of children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will have their needs met through SEND Support. This will be in their: 

  • Early Years Setting
  • School
  • College

A small minority of children or young people, who have the most complex needs, may need more intensive specialist help. If a child or young person cannot make educational progress with SEND support, an Educational, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment might be the next step. 

The Graduated Response 

Find a school's SEND Information report, outlining what they offer to children and young people with SEND. 

Cornwall's SEND Local Offer

Information about what SEND Support is available.

Request an EHC Needs Assessment

Find out what an EHC Needs Assessment is, why request one, who can make a request and how a request can be made.

Reviews of Education, Health and Care Plans

Find out what an EHC Plan Review is, when they take place and download key forms and guidance.

Assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle

Find out what an Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle is and how an individual's progress can be evidenced through the cycle.

Mediation and Rights of Appeal

Information on mediation and registering an appeal with the tribunal for Education, Health and Care Plans.

Personal Budgets

Find out about personal budgets and EHC Personal Budget Statements.

Moving to Cornwall with an Education, Health and Care Plan

Find out what to do if you are moving into Cornwall, moving within Cornwall or moving out of Cornwall.

Statutory Special Educational Needs Panel

Find out what the panel does, what decisions are made by the panel and how to attend a panel meeting.

Special Educational Needs Reviews

Find out about the annual review which might be called an EHCP Review or a Special Educational Needs Review.

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