Annual Review process - guidance and training

Animation to explain the Annual Review process for parents


Online training on the Annual Review process for practitioners

Independent Support have produced new online training on the Annual Review process. The training is free to access and aimed at staff employed to deliver Independent Support locally, staff working in local Information, Advice and Support services, local authority SEND teams and others who might benefit from the learning.

To access the free training please click here

If you have any queries regarding the training please contact


Annual Review factsheets and guidance 

To help parents and young people understand the process, Council for Disabled Children has produced an Annual Review Factsheet, timeline and guidance notes for experienced Independent Supporters who may be required to support a parent or young people with an Annual Review. 

Annual Review Factsheet

This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the key duties which apply to Local Authorities, schools and education providers as set out in the Children & Families Act 2014.

Annual Review Timeline

This guidance sets out the timetable for Annual Reviews in five steps.

Annual Review guidance for Independent Supporters

Guidance for Independent Supporters who are supporting parents/young people with Annual Reviews of EHCPs.

Person Centred Planning Meeting guidance for Independent Support

Independent Supporters may be asked by a parent or a young person to attend a Person Centred Planning meeting.