Launch of new EHCP guidance now available

13th September 2019

Education Health Care Plan Guidance Launch

Following an 18-month process involving parents and professionals together looking at the old threshold guidance for EHCP assessments, we are delighted to announce that the new document has now been launched as a direct response from what you have told us and is ready to be used by professionals and parents seeking guidance in this area.

This new document should help dispel several unhelpful myths as it makes clear the legal duty on the local authority to respond to request for any child that may have additional needs and require further assessment.

The document is not intended to provide a list of ‘evidence’ required for requesting an Education Health Care Plan Assessment ( EHCPA) but rather provides insight to the types of information that maybe helpful in evidencing a child’s additional needs.

The majority of feedback from parents has been incorporated within the new document, it no longer refers to ‘thresholds’ making guidance much clearer children’s needs can be complex and overlapping rather than a sole academic delay that needs one specific type of support, but a joined up approach by different agencies.

The LA have committed to keeping this document under review to ensure it does everything we hope and expect.

Pinpoint would like to thank you for your engagement in this project and we look forward to hearing your feedback.