Education Health and Care Assessment process
It is important to be sure that the nursery, school or college has done everything that it can and should to support your child or young person. If the child has not been able to make progress using the strategies put in place by the education setting, they might be able to get extra support. This could be in the form of an Education Health and Care (EHC) Assessment.
This process shows the steps that are taken in an EHC Assessment, and what happens if an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is or isn't agreed.
Making your request
We encourage all requests for EHC assessment to be made through the EHC Hub, which helps ensure requests are received securely in the Local Authority straight away. We can't accept requests for EHC assessment by telephone. If you choose not to request an EHC assessment through the EHC Hub, you may instead write to: The SEN Service, Elizabeth II Court, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG.
The Education, Health and Care (EHC) Hub is where a child's progress through the EHC pathway is recorded. Parents and professionals can follow the journey in the Hub and see any decisions made. You can also add and view reports and contributions relevant to the child.
You can only log into the EHC Hub if you have been invited to take part in an EHC assessment in the EHC Hub.