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EHC for Parent Carers - Annual Reviews

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An annual meeting takes place to review how well your child or young person is reaching their outcomes. Expect to look at:

  • your child or young person's strengths and needs
  • what is working well
  • what else needs to be done to achieve the outcomes

Interim or early reviews can be arranged in circumstances where the majority of the current EHC is no longer appropriate. The school is responsible for organising the review and sending out invites. You should get 2 weeks notification before the review meeting. You will be asked to complete a form which will contribute your views.

EHC Coordinators do not attend every review, however we can support you through the process. The school will send us all recommendations from the meeting within two weeks. Your EHC Coordinator will prioritise Year 6 and Year 11 reviews or any urgent situations that require immediate attention.

 

What to expect and when

As you go through the annual review process, it is important you know what to expect and when. 

Read more in our Parent Guide What to Expect and When.

Personal Budgets

The Children and Families Act says there are 2 key points when a parent or young person is entitled to ask for a personal budget:

  1. When the draft EHC plan is being prepared
  2. When the EHC plan is being reviewed or re-assessed

Young people that have an EHC plan and have completed Year 11 have the right to request a personal budget in their own right.

Read more in the SEND Personal Budgets page.

Forms

These are the forms you will need during the annual review process. The school will inform you about the dates and help you with the forms.

If your child is in Year 6, you will also need:

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