4. The local authority shall not seek any of the opinions referred to in points (b) to (h) of paragraph 1 if such advice has already been given for any purpose and if the person providing it, the local authority and the parents of the child or young person are satisfied that it is sufficient for the purposes of an assessment of needs in relation to CEA. [emphasis added] Rule 6 The local authority and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) should make other necessary arrangements that are not related to the SEND child/adolescent but could be coordinated with the services provided in the EHC plan. Is an EHC plan a legal document? Which articles are legally binding? However, if you don`t (or you already have a final EHC plan), you can only challenge this wording by going to court. You have two months from the date the final plan is issued (or one month from the date you receive a certificate of mediation – whichever is later) to do so. You can contact the IPSEA Tribunal Helpline for further advice on mediation and/or how to record a call. „It should not be assumed that age-appropriate performance means that there are no learning difficulties or disabilities. Some learning disabilities occur in a range of cognitive abilities and if left untreated, they can lead to frustration that can manifest as dissatisfaction, emotional or behavioral difficulties. Health care and social services that educate or train a child or adolescent may constitute special education care and should be listed as such in Section F of an EHC plan (see the section on the content of an EHC plan for more information). Therefore, you can appeal if this provision was mentioned in the wrong part of the EHC plan and you request that it be listed in sections B or F instead. All therapies that educate or train a child or adolescent should be included in this section and may also be included in section G.
These could include: This still leaves certain sections of an EHC plan that are completely outside the jurisdiction of the SEND court: Article 9.69 of the SEND 2015 Code of Conduct states: „All identified special educational needs of the child or adolescent must be specified. ENS may include the need for health and social services considered special education because they educate or train the child or adolescent (see paragraphs 9.73 et seq.)” That part also states that `[t]he modalities are specified for each of the needs referred to in Section B. It should be clear how the provision will support the achievement of outcomes. Paragraphs 6.28 to 6.35 of the SEND 2015 Code of Conduct incorporate the following „general needs” from the 2001 Code of Conduct, which are often reflected in EHC plan templates. At Kirklees Independent Advice Service (KIAS) and Calderdale SENDIASS, we can provide free, legally sound, confidential and impartial advice and support, including: The health needs related to the ENS listed in Section C should be appropriately addressed in Section F. If the deployment is listed in section F, it is ultimately the responsibility of the local authority to ensure that it is carried out. Families can apply to the SEN court for special education in section F. It is also possible to go to a social care and health care tribunal (formerly known as a national trial, called „expanded powers” from September 2021), but the court`s recommendations on health (and care) are not equally binding. „Health care or social services that educate or train a child or young person shall be treated as special education care (rather than health care or social welfare)” section 21(5) of the Children and Family Act 2014. The powers of the SEND Tribunal now extend to the health and social services sections of the EHC plans. Since April 2018, parents and adolescents who are not satisfied with the sections of the health and social care plan and who have not been able to resolve their disagreements on the ground can bring these issues before the SEND court.