Education, Health and Care needs assessments

The SEND service, like many services across the UK is currently experiencing higher than normal staff sickness. This is having an impact on our service delivery. We are reviewing systems to mitigate this issue. We recognise the importance of timely communication. However, we respectfully thank parents and carers for their patience and support at this time.

The majority of children and young people who have Special Educational Needs (SEN), will have their needs met through SEN 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 SEN support, an Educational, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment might be the next step. 

Graduated response 

Information about what is available at SEN Support.

Cornwall's SEND Local Offer

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

Request an EHC Needs Assessment

Find out what an EHC assessment is, why request an EHC needs assessment, 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 EHC Plan reviews 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.

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