EHC plans stage two - assessment

Stage two (weeks 1 to 12) assessment

The plan coordinator makes arrangements for any professional assessments that need to take place i.e. Speech and Language, OT, Social Care, etc, in order for everyone to understand the needs of the child or young person.

Relevant agency carries out required assessments.

The plan coordinator brings together all the information to be reviewed by the EHC panel.

What happens in stage two for parents or carers?

Parents may meet other professionals to co-produce the information required for the assessment.

What happens in stage two for professionals?

Professionals must undertake relevant assessments and:

  • information required to identify the needs of the child/young person and to identify resources which are supporting the child/young person already.
  • professionals will identify the outcomes required with the child/young person. Their views about their future will be central.
  • work with parents and the child/young person to co-produce the information for the EHCP.
  • whenever possible assessment within and across agencies should be coordinated to avoid too much disruption for the family.