Statutory Assessment

Education Health and Care (EHC) assessments


The EHC assessment is a detailed look at a child's special educational needs and the support that he/she may need in order for them to learn.

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments Pack


How do I apply?

If you feel it is necessary to request an Education, Health and Care assessment of your child, you can do so by completing and sending the following form:

along with a covering letter to:


The Single Point of Access
Staffordshire Place 2
ST16 2DH

What do I put in the covering letter?

If you are unsure of what to include in your covering letter, we have compiled an example that you might wish to use as a template:

We have also created an example of the form to show you how it could look:

For further help please see this leaflet:

If you need any more help, the SEND referrals team can be contacted on: 0300 111 8007.

Other help

We have a designated Independent Supporter who can support you through the EHC assessment process.

There are a number of information talks available from the SEND Family Partnership Service on areas surrounding the EHC process. These may be relevant to parents/carers and support groups.

If you need more information about the assessment process, contact the SEND Family Partnership:

Phone: 01785 356921

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