EHC Assessment checklist for professionals

Find out more about submitting a successful EHC Assessment request

This tool will help you to ensure that all avenues of support have been fully explored before submitting a request for an EHC Assessment. You will be asked questions about the support that the child or young person has received so far. Please read each question and the associated guidance carefully.

Does the child/young person have a significant barrier to learning in comparison with others of their age?

This might be related to education, communication, emotional, behavioural and/or physical needs. A significant barrier to learning is described in our guidance which also references relevant sections of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.

We consider this guidance within our decision-making as well as considering the entire 'picture' for a child or young person at a particular point in time.