Independent Support Fact Sheet #4: EHC Assessments

Written by Independent SupportDate 18 Aug 2014

Independent Support have produced a series of fact sheets as part of the training provided to Independent Supporters. 

This fact sheet is aimed to provide you with an overview of the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHC needs assessment) process and in particular to outline:

  • when a local authority must carry out an EHC needs assessment, including in response to a request
  • who must be consulted and provide advice
  • the statutory steps required by the process of EHC needs assessment including timescales