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What happens when the Local Authority gets a request for an EHC needs assessment?

As soon as the Local Authority gets a request for an EHC needs assessment they must tell you about it and they must pay attention to your views and the views of your child/young person. The Local Authority must also tell the school, the health commissioning body and social care that they are considering whether to assess the child/young person.

The SEND Code of Practice says:

In considering whether an EHC needs assessment is necessary, local authorities should pay particular attention to the views, wishes and feelings of the child and his or her parent, or the young person. (9.12)

The Local Authority will look at:

The Local Authority has up to six weeks to decide whether to make an EHC needs assessment.

They must then tell you whether they have decided:



 

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