ISEND Assessment and Planning


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1. What is the Assessment and Planning Team?

We are responsible for delivering specific statutory responsibilities in regard to special educational needs and/or disability for children and young people aged 0 to 25.  We work collaboratively with parent/carers, children and young people and colleagues across education, health and social care. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Co-ordinating the Education Health Care (EHC) needs assessment process.
  • Writing, issuing and amending EHC plans.
  • Identifying appropriate education provision to meet the needs of children and young people with an EHC plan and implementing statutory processes with regard to naming an education setting in an EHC plan.
  • Completing the annual review process.
  • Liaising with education settings from early years through school provision to post-16 and training providers with regard to statutory responsibilities as laid out in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice.
  • Liaising with parents/carers of children with SEND and with young people with SEND as well as partner agencies, including health and social care to ensure a co-ordinated and person centred response to identifying and meeting need.

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