A "significant barrier to learning" means that your child or young person needs extra or different support than other children of the same age.
This might be to do with:
- how they communicate
- how they learn
- their social, emotional or mental health
- their physical abilities
- their sensory needs
Our guidancedescribes this in more detail.
We use this guidance to help make our decisions. We will consider the entire picture for a child or young person's needs at the time of the request.
Education, Health and Care Plans are only for children and young people who have a significant barrier to learning. They must need a lot of extra and different support that the education setting can't provide. Your request may not be able to proceed if the child or young person doesn't appear to have significant needs that are stopping them from learning.
You can choose to continue this checklist anyway.
If you have concerns about the support your child or young person gets in their education setting, speak to staff there first. You can find contact details for your education setting on the Family Information and Services Hub.