Arrangements for Children and Young People with Statements of Special Educational Needs to an Education Health and Care (Statutory) Plan


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Arrangements for Children and Young People with Statements of Special Educational Needs to an Education Health and Care (Statutory) Plan.

  • Arrangements for Children and Young People with Statements of Special Educational Needs to an Education Health and Care (Statutory) Plan.



The Children and Families Act 2014 came into force on September 1st 2014 and is likely to herald the most significant change to the SEN framework for over 30 years.

  • The Children and Families Act 2014 came into force on September 1st 2014 and is likely to herald the most significant change to the SEN framework for over 30 years.

  • The SEN Code of Practice issued in January 2015 provides statutory guidance on the Act for all schools, colleges and other educational settings, local authorities and related health and care services.

  • Both the Act and the Code refer to person centred

  • approaches as an integral part of the changes

  • being introduced…..



EHCP are statutory plans and will replace the Statement of Special Educational Needs

  • EHCP are statutory plans and will replace the Statement of Special Educational Needs

  • Children and young people with statements will continue to have the same rights and support through their statement of SEN up to the point that this is replaced by an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)



An EHCP is for children and young people aged between 0-25 who are in early years setting, school, colleges and other training such as apprenticeships who have special educational needs and / or disability that require additional support.

  • An EHCP is for children and young people aged between 0-25 who are in early years setting, school, colleges and other training such as apprenticeships who have special educational needs and / or disability that require additional support.

  • For young people aged 19-25 years old, an EHCP would only be maintained with specific educational provision was needed to help them achieve their outcomes in their plan providing they choose to continue in education or training (including apprenticeships) to help them achieve their ambitions.



Over the next 3 years we have a conversion plan in place. It is important you read the letter from Steph Burton which will inform you if your child is having a:

  • Over the next 3 years we have a conversion plan in place. It is important you read the letter from Steph Burton which will inform you if your child is having a:

  • Statement review

  • Transfer review or

  • Review of Education, Health & Care plan



Your child’s statement will be converted to a plan through a one off meeting called the Transfer Review, held at West Gate School. Parents will be informed of their child’s transfer reviews by West Gate School. West Gate will invite relevant professionals to attend in the normal way.This will replace the annual review.

  • Your child’s statement will be converted to a plan through a one off meeting called the Transfer Review, held at West Gate School. Parents will be informed of their child’s transfer reviews by West Gate School. West Gate will invite relevant professionals to attend in the normal way.This will replace the annual review.

  • An EHCP brings together your child’s education, health and social care needs into a single legal document. It is hoped that the new system will be an improvement and will help children and young people and their families to support them in their journey towards preparing for adulthood.

  • The plan will coordinate the support available to families across their child’s education, health and social care from birth – 25 years old.



You will receive a report (called the Transfer Review Report) prepared by the school. This report should provide updated information about your child’s SEN and provision based on their current progress as well as reports by professional prepared for the review.

  • You will receive a report (called the Transfer Review Report) prepared by the school. This report should provide updated information about your child’s SEN and provision based on their current progress as well as reports by professional prepared for the review.

  • The transfer review is led by an appropriate person from the school (called a facilitator) and should last no more than 1 ½ hours.

  • The meeting will run in such a way to ensure that you are able to join in. You will also be asked to contribute to the meeting discussing and agreeing an accurate description of your child’s needs and support. There are a series of flip charts around the room which everyone attending the review can offer suggestions, these are discussed and are pulled together into information to support the EHCP.







The EHCP will describe what Outcomes we all want for your child, what support is needed to achieve these outcomes, who will provide the support and when the support will happen. Some discussions will need to take place around identifying ‘Outcomes’ as opposed to objectives

  • The EHCP will describe what Outcomes we all want for your child, what support is needed to achieve these outcomes, who will provide the support and when the support will happen. Some discussions will need to take place around identifying ‘Outcomes’ as opposed to objectives

  • 3 key elements

  • Outcomes should be discussed and agreed with the child or young person:

  • What the C&YP needs to do in order to progress to the next stage or phase

  • Written in term that are meaningful to the child or young person

  • and which are realistic, achievable and broadly measurable



Communication and Interaction

  • Communication and Interaction

  • To talk to my friends and join in with their games at break time

  • To use my timetable to say what I am doing next

  • Cognition and learning:

  • To retell the story from my reading book using complete sentences

  • To counts sets of objects up to 10

  • Social, emotional and mental health

  • To ask an adult for help when I get stuck

  • To listen to others and take turns when working in a group

  • Sensory and physical

  • To be able to find my way around school by myself

  • To get dressed by myself



(Asthma) To know how to use my inhaler

  • (Asthma) To know how to use my inhaler

  • (Incontinence) To go on the school’s residential trip

  • (Hearing impairment) To join in class discussions

  • (Visual impairment) To find my way around school by myself

  • (Expressive language disorder) To talk to my friends and join in with their games at break time

  • (Dyspraxia) To get dressed by myself

  • (Diabetes) To manage my condition so that I can take part in PE

  • (ADHD) To listen carefully to my teachers in my lessons



After the meeting all the information on the flip charts will be collected and typed up and copies will be sent to everyone who attended and a copy will be submitted to the Local Authority. They will write everything that was discussed into a first draft EHCP.

  • After the meeting all the information on the flip charts will be collected and typed up and copies will be sent to everyone who attended and a copy will be submitted to the Local Authority. They will write everything that was discussed into a first draft EHCP.

  • Once it is complete, they will send it to you for your comments. You will have 15 days to get back to them, though if circumstances make that difficult, you can apply for an extension.

  • Once everything has been agreed, the Local Authority will send you the final plan. 

  • EHCP’s are subject to a yearly reviews to make sure they are up to date with your child’s needs, just as the statements are currently



Parents can seek independent advice on how best to prepare for the review and supporting you through the process from:

  • Parents can seek independent advice on how best to prepare for the review and supporting you through the process from:

  • SENDIASS, Children and Young People Services, Voluntary Action Leicestershire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN.

  • Telephone: 0116 257 5027

  • www.sendiassleicester.org.uk

  • More information can be found on the Leicester City’s Local Offer website www.localofferleicester.org.uk




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