Before requesting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment, it is important to be sure that your education setting has done everything that it can and should to support the child or young person.
This checklist will tell you if the EHC assessment request is being made at the right time so that it will have the best chance of proceeding.
There are five questions in the checklist. They ask about what support the child or young person has received at the setting. Your answers may suggest it's not the right time to request an assessment. In this case, you will be given advice about what you need to do, or alternative options. It does not prevent you from continuing the checklist or requesting an EHC assessment at any stage.