What are Education, Health and Care plans?
Where the special educational provision required to meet the child or young person’s needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the resources normally available to the school, the school, in consultation with parents, will consider if requesting a LA SEND Support Plan or Education, Health and Care assessment from the Local Authority is appropriate. To inform this decision, the Senco will have close regard to the local authority’s criteria for funding through an SEND Support Plan or for an EHC Plan assessment. Support within an EHC Plan can be found in many forms from access to specialist provision to extra support for children during the school day.
This can be found on the Leicester Local Offer web site (http://www.localofferleicester.org.uk/) and the Leicestershire Local Offer web site (http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/children_families/local_offer.htm) along with information on the EHC plan coordinated assessment process and will be shared in full with parents to ensure they are confident and clear about what the process and how they are involved in it.