SEN/EHC Information

Contact

Contact offers a range of pages that cover Education health and care (EHC) plans for when more help than mainstream settings normally provide is required.      They set out the essentials clearly.      Click icon to browse.      Choose from  pages in in the margin.

A parent can make a formal request for an EHC assessment.      See:  EHC assessment      new

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provides a considered view with some extra insights.      Its EHC guidance is part of their Extra help at school section.       Click icon for the EHC assessments page.

They also have a tab along the top for EHC plans.      An EHC plan sets out how a particular child or young person should receive support for their special educational needs (SEN) at school or college.

Official guidance

Click the icon to see the Lincolnshire County Council item on EHC plans under the heading What happens if there are still issues?.      It is part of its guide to SEN & disability local offer.       It includes a link to:  EHC request forms      new

Liaise is the Lincolnshire SEND Information, advice and support service.      Click the icon for an introduction to Liaise.      It has some brief video introductions.

Click PDF icon to browse an NHS guide to sources of help and advice.       It touches on the Graduated Approach under the heading Working Together Team – page 27.      For more about this approach see:  Graduated Approach

The UK government sets out what the state offers for Children with SEN.       It is quite brief and easy to follow, focusing on the essential facts.       Parents can request a special school when you receive the draft EHC plan.

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Complex needs

The Challenging behaviour foundation sets out what families of severely affected children and young people need to know.      Click icon for the introduction.      Here is their detailed:  EHC help sheet.

An EHC plan can help with a school admission process.      A parent can name the school of their choice on the EHCP which gives them priority over many other applicants.      See: article        new

Team around the child has put together a guide in the form of letters to parents and professionals to introduce key experiences faced by many families in this situation and to highlight their needs.      Click icon to browse the guide intended to support families of children with complex needs and the professionals who care for them.        See also background.

Ace Education

ACE Education provides independent information for parents on education issues in England.       Click icon for an introduction to Special Educational Needs and related issues.       See also home      parents – for more educational issues.

Parents’ View

The Special needs Jungle is a parent-led resource offering information and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN.

  • See  EHC plans  for example.
  • Their SEND Info menu, at top of screen, offers more detail about Special Educational Needs.        Hover over it to see what is there.
  • Education may be linked to health these days.         See their Health menu.
  • Also, how are the SEN & Disability reforms of 2014 going?       See Education News.

SPELL

SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults with autism.       It stands for Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, Links.      Click icon to find out more.

SEND code of practice

The SEND code of practice lays out the statutory guidance for organisations such as schools who work with children who have Special Educational Needs.        Liase talks about it as the parent’s bible for SEND meetings.       Alternatively, see publication.

  • Chapter 6 – This chapter applies mostly to mainstream schools. (Page 91)       Liase says to print this chapter and use highlighters and a pencil to note each paragraph for use at your SEN meeting at school.
  • Chapter 9 – This chapter covers all the key stages in statutory assessment and planning and preparing the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

Support

Our SEN/EHC Support page has quite a bit of information that could help with troubleshooting.        Click icon to view.